Designed Learning & Designing Learning

How can teachers support students to think and learn?

by Gail Brown | August 24, 2021
How can teachers support students to think and learn?

This post showcases Dan Willingham's book, with information that links directly to considering working memory and deliberate practice in classrooms. A series of posts using this book will be shared in the coming weeks. The focus is on thinking and learning, and how teachers can support this through their teaching.

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Optimism & Caution: Potential NSW support for Literacy and Numeracy

by Gail Brown | August 15, 2021
Optimism & Caution: Potential NSW support for Literacy and Numeracy

The potential for improvements in literacy and numeracy are great for NSW students, with the recent release of information about new positions that will support implementation of evidence-based research in schools. Success of these positions will be dependent upon the deep knowledge and expertise of the people who fill these positions. Such knowledge and skills involve both experience in teaching roles, evidence-based research and in building learning relationships with educators at all levels in schools. The need for this support, given the pandemic and remote learning has never been greater.

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