Integrating technology into education
Teaching as a bricoleur
When I started teaching fifteen years ago, IT in the classroom was being promoted as education’s saviour. Smart boards were replacing blackboards and whiteboards, Powerpoints with multimedia were adding some much-needed flash to the classroom and notes could be handed out to students, rather than having them transcribe from the board. So, IT was changing […]
Homework and The Hook
My development as a teacher has been led by a process of bricolage. Not that I knew it!
Using the Goldilocks Principle to understand teachers
Still encouraging students to complete their homework using behaviourism? I switched to The Hook a couple of years ago and started having far fewer discipline issues.
Mind shifting feedback
Goldilocks tried the first bowl of porridge and found it too hard bland. She tried the second bowl and found it too salty. When Goldilocks tried the third she found it just right.
Good feedback is priceless, but what you do with the feedback you receive is far more valuable.