How DO you plan your classroom?

How DO you plan your classroom?

Is it heresy to not begin planning with the curriculum, specifically state mandated? I run a student-centered classroom, so the curriculum is never my starting point! Here’s my 5-step classroom planning process I use to put my students front and centre of their learning.

The Secret Ingredient

The Secret Ingredient

I love that scene in Kung Fu Panda. It is the end of the movie, the team, including Po, have just defeated Tai Lung the fearsome snow leopard. Po is about to leave the village when his adoptive father, Mr.…

Curriculum Innovation in HE

Curriculum Innovation in HE

Exploring New Approaches in Higher Education to Enhance Learning and Improve Practice Working with academics in planning curriculum innovation across often unfamiliar knowledge domains, I spend much of my initial time endeavoring to understand different conceptual and methodological organizing frameworks for course development.…

Freedom to learn

Freedom to learn

When learning is not confined or defined by space or place I delivered an education sociology lecture in 2008, whilst teaching at the University of Tasmania, from the back of the lecture theatre. I sat about 6 rows from the…

When not all students learn

When not all students learn

Did you ever have a time when differentiating your classroom didn’t work? Yes, it happens. Sometimes there are times when it appears that ‘differentiation failed’. I want to share you my story. A tale about two young lads. Now, I…