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How Well Do You Question?

A key strategy of formative assessment (FA) practice is questioning and facilitating discussion in the classroom.  For some teachers this practice is almost second nature, they have developed rhetorical…

You Can Lead a Horse to Water…

Researchers, parents, students, politicians, indeed all stake-holders in education agree that good teachers are essential to helping students learn.  Furthermore, there is broad consensus that improved training and…

Traditional meets 21st Century – a Synthesis

Socratic seminars for many teachers are a traditional teaching practice which facilitates an opportunity for students to critically interrogate various genres of text and ideas through a face…

Good Teachers Matter!

Some of the most passionate, hard-working, and talented teachers I know are finding it very difficult to keep a positive perspective surrounding our profession.  The ‘Waiting for Superman’ effect…

How’s Your Feedback?

I ran in a 10K race on Thanksgiving morning.  It was cold and the road conditions were icy so needless to say when the race started I was…