• On 25-10-2013
“I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day.” Johnny Nash  Phillip Barlow is well known in the art world for his out-of-focus oil paintings. The South African […]
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Developing Independent Learners

  • On 09-10-2013
In John Hattie’s meta-analyses of the highest impacting teaching approaches you will find explicit teacher-led instruction or direct instruction. Quite often teachers ask me what does this mean in practice and what its relation to developing independent learners is. Direct Instruction does not mean teacher centred learning. Whilst it is teacher directed it is teaching […]
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Can DO Lists

  • On 02-10-2013
  One of the things I love about being an educational consultant is that I am always learning from schools as they learn from me. My work becomes an automatic structure for reflection, growth and the challenging or expanding of my thinking. As I go from school to school I pick up new ideas, new […]
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