Relationship building in teaching – an experience
New thoughts on my learning mindset
I recently had a student challenge a classroom rule. It wasn’t a major classroom rule, and the student didn’t make a big deal of it. In fact he may not even have known he was doing it, but from my perspective I needed to reaffirm the rules to clarify the boundaries of acceptable behaviour. After […]
Teaching as a bricoleur
I’ve been mulling over the idea of the growth mindset these past few days and its implication to my learning, so I thought I’d share some new understandings. For those unfamiliar with the growth mindset idea, it is a personal view that intelligence is not fixed. Instead it can be developed over time by being exposed […]
Mind shifting feedback
My development as a teacher has been led by a process of bricolage. Not that I knew it!
Good feedback is priceless, but what you do with the feedback you receive is far more valuable.