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Growth Mindsets

Student Voice In Learning Project

Our partnership of schools has a number of projects in place to support schools to ensure every learner is engaged, stretched and achieving.  One project is our Student Voice in Learning Project. The purpose of our focus in this area comes… Continue Reading →

Training Students to Notice What Intellectual Stretch Looks Like

This year Woodend along with our local partnership of schools and pre-schools continues our involvement in the Local Partnerships Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL) PILOT. Our students will continue the exciting and innovative work co-designing learning improvement in our schools… Continue Reading →

100 QUESTIONS THAT PROMOTE MATHEMATICAL DISCOURSE

As we try to develop more intellectual stretch for our children, what we say  to them and what we don’t say, become increasingly important. How might we promote greater discussion and thinking as children engage in mathematical activities at home… Continue Reading →

NAPLaN in Perspective … Results +

Weekend coverage on the NAPLaN league tables that the media  produces  to “rank” schools are exactly why  educators  don’t like the hype around these tests.  Everyone wants to make improvements to student learning and every school wants to  improve their strategies to do… Continue Reading →

Helpful hints for school

Is your child having difficulty getting into a school routine? Is s/he having trouble developing healthy habits? Encourage them to access this Kids Health website with you.  There is a new section in the Women’s and Children’s Network, a website developed… Continue Reading →

Developing More Powerful Learners

This year we are once again very excited about helping our students meet the learning challenges ahead.  You’ll hear us talking about more about developing Powerful Learners; an important element of our Learning Improvement Plan. We are determined to make… Continue Reading →

You Can Grow Your Intelligence! … Read This Article

Do you believe this? Does your child or your student believe this?  Read this article (with your child if possible) and  discuss. Below are what some of our students have said…

Creating Better Anytime Anywhere Learners

In Thursday’s newsbrief we  highlighted the Family Engagement Strategy. The ultimate intent of the strategy is to build the capacity of our students to be better anytime, anywhere learners. Our Family Engagement Strategy is  focused on valuing  the knowledge and… Continue Reading →

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