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The SKILL to Learn

This was a major topic in my last post, but I didn’t quite have the word count to unpack it. When people ask me “what is the most important thing for my child to learn in primary school?” this is it. Metacognition is the core of learning as it builds our self-control. Once children areContinue reading “The SKILL to Learn”

What is Learning?

As we near the end of a Term 3, one of full isolation and remote learning here in Victoria, I’m beginning to visualize a smooth transition back to school. Before we start getting excited, yelling “freedom!” let’s give you a tool that’s not in the curriculum. A little education secret. Let’s paint a picture ofContinue reading “What is Learning?”

Success Criteria at Home

Here we go team! Success Criteria is the ribbon that ties a perfect bow around learning stakeholders; from parent to child to teacher. In terms of achievement and motivation, this is the learning money maker. NB: none of the Success Criteria here are my own. They are parent provided samples or sourced. Success Criteria (SC)Continue reading “Success Criteria at Home”

A FAMILY Learning Task

Pause. I’ve decided to take a pause from unpacking Learning Intentions and Success Criteria as my communication with ALL educators; parents, teachers and children alike have a similar emotion in common. Overwhelm. Appreciate = recognise worth and understand the value of. Assessment = to evaluate or consider. So here is a task. A mood generatingContinue reading “A FAMILY Learning Task”

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