Brain Supporting Snacks are Important

My friend with three teenagers describes their daily food intake equivalent to that of a Sumo wrestling team. And we’ve all witnessed the spectacle, or the ensuing debris, of a teen’s after school foraging through the kitchen in search of sustenance. It could make a great mock-u-mentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Group Work Builds the Skill of Collaboration

Group work in high school builds the generic skill of learning to work effectively as part of a team.  Collaboration is a real life skill and up until now it’s most likely that their entire exposure to true collaboration has been on the sporting field, performance or through scouts. Learning intellectual collaboration takes time and… Read More

Every student wants to get better results

It’s a universal truth, every student that I’ve ever met wants to do better. Unfortunately we don’t teach them how to do better. Improvement in anything requires feedback, reflection on that feedback and then action. Assessment is the main form of feedback that students get. In primary school this consists of tests that focus in… Read More