Monthly Archives: June 2014

Learning Cards – Make your own

I recently realized that I had been using learning cards like these for many years, both in my own learning and in my teaching.

Working with these self-made cards in my one-to-one tutoring in the past few weeks, it suddenly dawned on me what potential they offer. They are handy both in small and in large groups.

In this post, I will tell you how to make them and share my experiences of how to use them in class.

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New Category: Teaching and Learning

Education seems to be one of those topics that I just cannot get off my mind for long. I’d been thinking about how to incorporate my ideas on education into a blog post for some time when I happened upon the daily writing prompt of December 29, 2013, The New School:

The prompt says this:

You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?

I was thrilled by the idea to get to redesign school completely — even just as a mental exercise — and immediately sat down to write a response, starting, as usual, with a brainstorming session about what would have to go in. Continue reading

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