Failure is essential

We all have to accept that failing is a necessary part of learning. I believe that a student's mindset regarding failure affects their potential for improvement. For example, the student who views everything they do as practice or as a draft will keep coming back to improve and take more pleasure in the process. The … Continue reading Failure is essential

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Make Time For Improvement

We keep forgetting: it’s improvement that counts. Not marking. Not grades. It's improvement that counts. Marking policies can easily miss the point because they often tell us how many times per term to mark, how many positives and how many next steps to write. You see it doesn’t really matter how you mark or how many next steps … Continue reading Make Time For Improvement