Category: Differentiation

  • AI Tools for Inclusion & Multilingual Learners

    AI Tools for Inclusion & Multilingual Learners

    Some AI tools have potential to save teachers a lot of time in supporting their learners, through making content more accessible and working across languages. Here is a quick slide-deck with some examples (there are many more), mostly using Education CoPilot’s AI FreeStyle space. You can copy the prompts and try in whatever tools you…

  • 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…

  • What If..? MyIB & MOOC PD

     At a recent MYP Coordinators’ network meeting we were discussing how – despite lots of moves towards quality control and great efforts by the IBEN team – we still had occasional concerns on the reliability of the received message from online and face-to-face (f2f) workshops. Whether this comes from an unclear message, a side conversation,…

  • Bold Moves for Schools

    This is a quick-and-dirty review of a book that ticks all the boxes for a curriculum nerd like me: Bold Moves for Schools, by Heidi Hayes Jacobs & Marie Alcock, from the ASCD (2017, 207 pages). It’s a practical and comprehensive, yet concise and quotable handbook of where to take curriculum, learning and leadership for modern learners.…

  • Webb’s DOK4 & Transfer

    I recently took part in a fabulous Bold Moves Curriculum Mapping Bootcamp, by Dr. Marie Alcock at ISKL. I was there to think about next steps for curriculum planning at CA, and it was a great opportunity to pick the brains of a true expert (and get lots done). I like the bootcamp model for…

  • “This will revolutionize education.”

    Note (2018): If my inbox (edumarketing fluff) or the internet (hyperbole) are anything to go by, this video is still as relevant as when Derek posted it 4 years ago. Not a lot more recent, but still memerific, here’s another post on Eric Jensen’s Google quote.  ……….o0O0o………. Being in a tech-rich school, we have access…

  • Growth Mindsets in Differentiation & Feedback

    A short review/summary of Carol Dweck’s Mindset.

  • The Gradebook I Want

    How can we develop a system that effectively combines standards-based grading practices with a balance between tracking MYP objectives and content-level standards in parallel?

  • Making Feedback Visible: Four Levels Experiment

    Attempting to give feedback based on the four domains: task-level, process-level, self-regulation and self, in a complex MYP Sciences lab investigation.

  • First Unit Reflections: Is It Working?

    Summary of student feedback on the unit & teaching.