Teacher Resources

Carefully selected articles and resources for teachers

The Structural Approach to Character Development

Practical ideas to incorporate virtues and character education throughout your class programme. We offer trainings in KaganCooperative Learning, which underpins this article. See Signature PLD

'Raising' Smarter Children Using Multiple Intelligences

The most important element in ‘raising’ a smarter child is altering his or her experiences within his or her environment, not merely altering the environment itself. For parents, but very relevant to teachers!
 

The Instructional Revolution

“Instructional practices in schools have remained remarkably resistant to change… Worldwide…instructional strategies are remarkably similar”

Kinesthetic Symbols: Harnessing the Power of Gesturing

There are various ways teachers are using Kinaesthetic Symbols, differing in who makes up the symbols and how they are used. “Teachers in the classrooms and trainers in their workshops consistently report very positive results.”

The Problem is Not The Cellphone

“Educators are complaining about surreptitious and even overt use of cell phone texting during class. The premise of this paper is that cell phone texting is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of a lack of highly engaging instructional strategies.”

Thoughts on Gifted Students and Cooperative Learning

Dr Jacqui Minor shares 9 points on gifted students: ” When a teacher uses a range of structures that include Multiple Intelligences and Thinking structures, gifted students are stretched and other students are recognized as well…”

Visible Learning Effect Sizes in Order

A handy sheet with all effect sizes in order lowest to highest. What strategies are prevalent in your school? Are they more what works, or what works best?

The Nature of Learning - OECD

How the learning sciences inform the design of 21stC learning environments – from the Innovative Learning Environments Project.

The Educultural Wheel

From “Kia Hiwa Rā!” by Angus MacFarlane, the 5 concepts from this model underpin our philosophy.

Excellence and Equity

The United States, like most countries in the world, faces two challenges with regard to academic achievementand reducing the discrepancy in educational outcomes.

Effect Size Impact of Kagan Structures

A look at the meta-analyses on cooperative learning in general, along with specific data on two Kagan Structures

Collaborative versus Cooperative Learning - Ted Panitz

“A comparison of the two concepts to help us understand the underlying nature of interactive learning”