Category: Approaches to Learning

  • What Are Universities Thinking About AI?

    What Are Universities Thinking About AI?

    Sharing videos and takeaways from an excellent session on ‘Teaching with ChatGPT’, hosted by Kent University.

  • Thinking Routines for an AI Classroom

    Thinking Routines for an AI Classroom

    Sharing a booklet I’ve been working on for a while with some examples of how PZ Thinking Routines might be adapted to AI-connected classrooms, through Creating A Culture Of Thinking.

  • /imagine


    A quick post to share some ideas on getting going in prompting, using MidJourney as an example. Prompting is a new literacy, and already prompt engineering is becoming a sought-after skill.

  • AI Feedback with CoPilot

    AI Feedback with CoPilot

    How can the FreeStyle tool in CoPilot be used to give feedback on student writing samples against written descriptors?

  • We Don’t Need an “AI Policy”

    We Don’t Need an “AI Policy”

    Schools that maintain a focus on building a culture of academic integrity through knowing our learners, iterating and evolving will be better-adapted to the opportunities and challenges of AI in education. The ripples of AI tools have been present in the waters of education for the last year or more, but the massive rock-splash of…

  • This Post Was Written By AI

    This Post Was Written By AI

    Strap in, as developments in AI, Machine Learning and automation have come thick and fast over the last two years, and really exploded over the last six months. This post is a demonstration of a couple of (free or trial version) tools that showcase capabilities in AI that will doubtless have an impact on the…

  • ATL Tracking Ideas

    ATL Tracking Ideas

    Back in 2015 I started building an MYP Megasheet of rubrics, subject-area overviews and other resources. Newly-added: some ATL tracking visualisations. There are some ideas for overall ATL development, as well as targeting a few specific skills and/or skills within each cluster. Click here to have a look, and click here to make your own…

  • Reductive Rubrics, Authenticity & Opportunities for Learning

    A quick post to share an animated gif, made in the new Keynote 9 update. It is a rebuild of a lower-quality animation I made years ago and use often, inspired by a cartoon I saw but cannot track down again (and I’d love to find it). I have used it in the context of…

  • Creating Cultures of Thinking: Summary Cards

    I love Creating Cultures of Thinking by Ron Ritchhart of Project Zero at HGSE so much, and refer to it so often, that I made these aide-mémoire cards and chapter summaries, and I carry them with me for planning, coaching and collaboration meetings. The front side has a visual and chapter line, and the reverse…

  • Making Feedback Visible: Four Levels in Action

    Five years ago I was starting to become concerned with the difference between marking and feedback. What was making a difference to my students’ learning and was the effort I was putting into detailed marking worth it in terms of their improvement? In reading Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers, Wiliam’s Embedded Formative Assessment and the pdf…