Challenging advanced learners

This is a summary of my learning from reading 'How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms' by Carol Ann Tomlinson. Help advanced learners challenge themselves - Raise the ceiling of expectations so that advanced learners are competing with their own possibilities rather than the norm. Give these students as much voice as possible in… Continue reading Challenging advanced learners

Technology and feedback

Technology provides the accessibility to peer feedback at the time when it influences the performance In Nutrition & Food Science coursework at the Sec 3 level, coursework can be done on Google Docs which would make the project accessible to the students at the same time. While the students are typing, peers can provide feedback.… Continue reading Technology and feedback

Student Involvement in Assessment

Today I am reading this: It states, "Student involvement in assessment is key to unlocking the potential of assessment as a learning tool." The information on the page was very useful to help me think about my assessment practices in school. I use rubrics frequently in home economics lessons to assess student work, such… Continue reading Student Involvement in Assessment

Conducting a cooking class through Zoom

I was invited by Jocelyn from the SCGS alumni committee to conduct a cooking class through Zoom for mothers and children. (At first I was asked to do one just for children but I declined because I had some concerns about children handling knives without adult supervision.) I decided on Cottage Pie and Zucchini Crisps… Continue reading Conducting a cooking class through Zoom

Engaging student work

I was asked to reflected on the 'quality learning of students' during the full home-based learning (fHBL) period. So I started with asking myself, "What is 'quality learning'?" The first result on Google is this: "Learning that is purposeful, learning in which learners are provided with the ability to effectively learn, and retain skills and knowledge gained. It… Continue reading Engaging student work

Brief reflection on teaching online

This morning's read: E-Tutoring: Teaching, Supporting, Managing and Assessing Students Online Here are my responses to some of the questions posed on their website: What would it mean to you for your students to be "empowered" by online learning?  It would mean that students can learn at anytime and anywhere, as long as they have… Continue reading Brief reflection on teaching online

Using ePortfolios or blogs for Home Economics lessons

An ePortfolio, is a website that enables students to collate digital evidence of their learning. Sort of like how I am using this blog as digital evidence of my learning.  How an ePortfolio or blog can enhance learning It increases peer and collaborative learning between students and teachers when ePortfolios are made visible to other… Continue reading Using ePortfolios or blogs for Home Economics lessons

Applying Kerry Gallagher’s ‘What If’s to Home Economics lessons

Today I searched Google for "considerations for putting student work on social media" and this is the first link that appeared. It was written by Kerry Gallagher. As sometimes happens with surfing the internet, I went down a little bit of a rabbit hole and landed up watching her TEDx talk: Here are some… Continue reading Applying Kerry Gallagher’s ‘What If’s to Home Economics lessons