Episode 11 Collaborative Approaches with Joel Anderson

Episode 11 Collaborative Approaches with Joel Anderson

In this episode, I interview Joel Anderson – Head of PDHPE at Newcastle High School, to discuss collaborative approaches in the classroom. Joel shares some of his approaches including the “Huddle and Pod” approach and discusses the importance of providing structure to the collaboration to ensure each student has a role. We also explain how […]

Episode 10 – Project Based Learning with Kelly Pfeiffer

Episode 10 – Project Based Learning with Kelly Pfeiffer

In this episode, Dan interviews Kelly Pfeiffer, looking at Project Based Learning. They discuss some of the key aspects needed to create a good PBL unit, how it helps create lifelong learners and how you can begin to use aspects of PBL in your classroom this week. Project Based Learning with Kelly Pfeiffer by Daniel […]

Episode 9 – Taking notes and engaging with content

Episode 9 – Taking notes and engaging with content

In this episode, I discuss the importance of teaching our students how to take notes well and engage with content for learning rather than simply consuming it. I talk about some of the key aspects of good note taking and why it is effective in improving learning when done well and why it helps prepare […]

Episode 8 – Student Reflection

Episode 8 – Student Reflection

In this episode, I talk about the importance of students reflecting on their learning. I discuss how it helps to create life-long learners and some of the ways that you might include this practice in your regular daily teaching. Student Reflection by Daniel Jackson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. We […]

Episode 7 – An Interview with John Hattie

Episode 7 – An Interview with John Hattie

Dan asks John Hattie what his thoughts are on the most effective teaching strategy is that can create life-long learners and not just prepare students for exams. This leads to a discussion on standardised exams, flipped learning and project-based learning, as well as the Visible Classroom app. Interview with John Hattie by Daniel Jackson is […]

Episode 6 Blended Learning

Episode 6 Blended Learning

In this episode, I discuss why and how you should use blended learning as well as look at a short example where self-paced blended learning is used well. Listen to the audio above or read through the summary below. Blended Learning by Daniel Jackson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. What […]

Episode 5 – Flipped Learning

Episode 5 – Flipped Learning

In this Episode, I talk about why you should flip your classroom and some of the best practices for how to do it. I discuss using Insert Learning or EdPuzzle as tools to help you identify student knowledge and differentiate your teaching and learning in the classroom, as well as provide advice on what to […]

Episode 4 – Effective Feedback

Episode 4 – Effective Feedback

In this episode, I examine how many teachers currently provide feedback and how this feedback can be improved. I discuss the importance of feedback being future focused and how to differentiate your feedback according to the stage of the learner. Effective Feedback by Daniel Jackson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. […]

Episode 3 – Exemplars

Episode 3 – Exemplars

In this episode, I discuss why we should be using and providing exemplars to our students and some of the best practices around how to use exemplars to improve student learning and help to create life-long learners. Exemplars by Daniel Jackson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Why Exemplars Exemplars show […]

Episode 2 – Diagnostic Assessment

Episode 2 – Diagnostic Assessment

In this episode, I discuss how I use diagnostic assessment to inform and differentiate my practice. I focus on the need to find out what your students already know so that you can design the learning path ahead to achieve the learning goals. Listen to the audio above or read the summary below. Diagnostic Assessments […]