This is a discussion about skills vs. content. I used to believe skills were more important to teach than content but now I’m more siding on the “this is a pointless argument” angle, and also, capabilities should be included in such a debate.
This is a draft of an article which is likely to be published soon. Basically the Australian education ‘expert’ Kevin Donnelly, I do not like his views one bit, so I wrote an article about it:
My latest thinking on classroom assessment in HTAV’s Agora:
This hasn’t been published, but is a short read about why Wikipedia is in fact a good research tool:
This is the Keynote presentation I gave at the 2019 Middle Years HTAV Conference on the topic of assessment:
Here is an article that can help you to write better rubrics:
In this article, myself and a team from my school respond to a critic of rubric use:
This piece of writing demonstrates how you can use rubrics to find student’s point of readiness and target your teaching to this point:
Here, I suggest that using grades in compulsory schooling isn’t such a great idea:
This one brings together the myriad research and comment suggesting we may have gone a bit far with the amount of computers and IT devices in our schools:
In the age old battle between what is more important, skills or content, I side with skills in this piece:
Here I offer some ways to teach students to search online:
Here is an article about to use data to target teaching:
Here’s an article explaining how to create “Learning Adventures“
This is all about how using narrative can improve history teaching:
If you have a genius idea for an article I should write, let me know!