#lsalearn Questions on the topic Starting A New Year

Tonight at 8pm ACST we have the first #lsalearn Twitter chat. Here are the questions we will focus on: Q1 How do schools make new students welcome? Q2 What strategies have you observed or used to give students ownership of their learning environment? Q3 How do schools foster connections with parents in the beginning of the school year? (esp new families) Q4 What communication strategies … Continue reading #lsalearn Questions on the topic Starting A New Year

#lsalearn Participating in a Chat On Twitter 

With the first #lsalearn chat coming up here are a few tips to help you in participating – Before the chat begins ensure you have the #lsalearn back channel open. Do this simply by typing in #lsalearn in the search window and pressing enter. If you get keen, you might want to get a Twitter platform installed like Tweetdeck. This is not necessary but it … Continue reading #lsalearn Participating in a Chat On Twitter 

PD that works – A Personal Project Approach

An innovation which has taken place at my current school was commenced last year. It was decided that we would have a greater focus on allowing staff to use allocated PD days to pursue their own passions and needs rather than keep the one PD for all approach. This became a project for each staff member. From personal experience it has resulted in a significant change … Continue reading PD that works – A Personal Project Approach

Identification of Gifted and Talented

This post is part 2 of the outline of my study into catering for students with higher abilities. Although my focus has been on differentiation within the inclusive classroom, it has become obvious that I need to consider the Australian Curriculum and what it states about the importance of student diversity. In light of this, I am also considering the means of providing appropriate programs for these students, and … Continue reading Identification of Gifted and Talented

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Students of Higher Abilities – The Role of Differentiation

As part of the development of our professional knowledge, our college staff have been granted a day to work on our research project. This is our second full day, along with the staff meetings we have been given to work on our own research. This is a summary of some reading I have undertaken. Reading – Chapter 12 ‘Differentiated Instruction’ My major question is, how can differentiation … Continue reading Students of Higher Abilities – The Role of Differentiation

Influential Grandparents

After witnessing another great day with grandparents visiting our school, I was struck by the hum of positive activity around the school. Particularly striking were the number of difficult to engage students engrossed in the variety of activities. There are often other times when I get the same sense of active learning but it begs the question, what was special about today? Out of the … Continue reading Influential Grandparents