Memory is fallible – talk less, video more

One of the things I used to do a lot in class during provocations was interview my students during the provocation. Instead of writing copious notes or telling the children what I saw/was seeing, I could simply video the reflections for later. Memory is highly fallible. How often have you noticed and named something only... Continue Reading →

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Are e-portfolios past their educational used by date?

This post is perhaps a tad hypocritical. I have not one but two e-portfolios. I’ve used e-portfolios in class for the last few years. They’ve been around in education since back when I was coding html sites in the 1990s. However over the last few months I’ve been wondering if e-portfolios have been mean meeting... Continue Reading →

Harkness discussion in Elementary Schools

This a classroom idea I stole from Chad Walsh and Sam Sherratt at Time Space education, the Harkness discussion. Put simply it is a discussion where classroom discussions are tracked by a teacher (or a better yet a child). The observer draw lines between participants in a discussion and jot down interesting ideas in the... Continue Reading →

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