Differentiating a college classroom

I started my lesson reminding my students that they should take responsibility for their learning. They know what works best for them, they need to communicate that to me so that we can get the best out of them. 1.One student said he learns best when I tell him what to do. I said it …

Orewa College commemorates the Great War

100 years since the start of WW1 and our socials department decided to recreate a bit of trench warfare. When they spoke about it I pictured a hole in the ground. But what they created was an authentic learning experience which was fun even just standing on the sideline looking on. The students have really …

Differentiation extends to teachers’ PD sessions

Our staff and students are on the blogging journey with WordPress being the preferred blog site. We have been dividing the PD sessions into two groups to work on and develop our own blogs. But on reflection, we feel that the PD groups were too large to be effective. So what is plan B? Differentiate! …