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May 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Numeracy Circles - one way to try it

Suggested Steps to Start

Skills required for student success

Assign 5-7 Questions

Quadrant notes

Concrete, Pictorial, Symbolic skills

Create learning partners

See Maria…


Added by kerry armstrong on May 27, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

1 question each lesson

Each lesson this week started with a question. this helped me focus on exactly what to teach and how to relate it to each student's inquiry skill development. 

Today's question was how can the skill of compare and contrast help us achieve our goals? (I wanted to focus on thinking and curiosity and Tools and Processes - see the rubric attached …


Added by kerry armstrong on May 24, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Conversation Learning Theory


Conversation Theory is what we experience as instructors when we design classes with A/B partner talk or small groups led by teachers. This is the circle conversation part of the "Propeller Model". Students need to dialogue about what they are learing. Each student needs to have the metalearning vocabulary to dialogue together about learning.


I will use this…


Added by kerry armstrong on May 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Questioning for Inquiry Based Learning and AFL

Questioning for Inquiry Based Learning and AFL

Kerry Armstrong May 7, 2013

David Rose presented in Vancouver a few years ago and he used the metaphor of a GPS to describe the parts of learning that we need to have built into instruction to guide successful learners. In my Inquiry Based teaching “The Propeller Model”, I use this UDL metaphor in my planning coupled with Dylan Wiliam’s six strategies of Assessment For Learning…


Added by kerry armstrong on May 7, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

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