teaching as inquiry

Making a difference through teaching as inquiry

Teaching as inquiry, in my mind, is a relatively simple concept that has been made more complex and less effective by the perceived demands of compliance. From my point of view, if teaching as inquiry is effective then the classroom teacher: has the goal of improved student learning as the main and central focus is...

The power of teaching as inquiry

I love visiting Year 1 classes. I’m always in awe of the skill and enthusiasm and energy of Year 1 teachers who provide students with their first experience of learning at school. I find it especially fascinating how these teachers teach students to ‘break the code’ of reading and writing – to create meaning out of lines...

Collaborative, evaluative inquiry for school improvement in literacy

Where to start? What and how much do we need? Questions schools are asking about Literacy support. For many years, I have been working closely with school leaders and teachers to support them as they undertake school improvement in literacy practices. For most schools since 2010, this PLD has been spearheaded by their national standards...

What next for appraisal

Over the past week, we have fielded several calls and emails about appraisal, mostly as a result of the Teaching Council’s correspondence clarifying their expectations about appraisal. If you haven’t seen this, then you can check out the clarification on their website and read their FAQs. Evaluation Associates has been asked...

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