Tag: education

  • Thanks for the Feedback

    Thanks for the Feedback

    by Deb McCallum This year I have been diving deeper into learning more about cognitive biases, and our blind spots. My doctorate course with Dr. Katz last winter was very insightful into helping me to understand how our biases can impact our work. When I think about my own influence in education, I think about…

  • Virtual Reality in the Math Class: Moving from Abstract to Concrete

    Virtual Reality in the Math Class: Moving from Abstract to Concrete

    I have been thinking about Virtual Reality (VR) and how it could support math class. I think that we can help our students develop deeper conceptual understandings of math if we can provide opportunities to help students experience the math in multiple immersive ways. We know that students learn best when they can experience the…

  • The Careful Consideration of eLearning – Deborah McCallum – Medium

    The Careful Consideration of eLearning – Deborah McCallum – Medium

  • Summative Assessment

    Summative Assessment

    Educators need to co-create summative assessments to create more reliable and valid evaluations.

  • Helping kids to find their Writing Superpower: by Allison Tait

    Helping kids to find their Writing Superpower: by Allison Tait

    The following is a guest post by Allison Tait, Author of The Mapmaker Chronicles     As an author who’s regularly asked to visit schools for talks and workshops, I have one main question for educators: Who am I talking to? I find that the candidates for small group workshops tend to be made up of…

  • Critical Literacy

    Our students need us more than ever. Society needs us more than ever. Educators are key to teaching critical literacy. We want our students to think critically about the world around them. We want them to think critically about all information shared through media, and make sure that the information is bias free. Particularly when…

  • Syrian Refugees: Allowing Stories to be told in the Classroom

    I have begun to think about how I would make sure that my practice is fair for helping Syrian Refugees in classrooms. First, I don’t know their stories, and can’t ever own them either. I think that there is pressure for teachers to know all, and be in complete control of the underlying stories that…

  • Innovation for New Pedagogies and Education Spaces

    Innovation for New Pedagogies and Education Spaces

    I have been thinking a lot lately about the deeper ‘why’ behind the need for innovation in education. The deeper WHY behind the need for new spaces and also new initiatives including, but not limited to, makerspaces and genius hour. While I have led initiatives like these before, and believe in them, I wanted to…