Encouraging a Growth Mindset in Maths: Highlighting Mistakes Grading

Like many teachers it’s often disappointed me the way students mostly seem to overlook the careful corrections and comments we write on tests and other assessments before we give them back. They want the mark and once they’ve got it they are pleased or disappointed and then it’s over for them.…

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Creating a Compassionate Community

 

This past Tuesday we offered our 3rd annual Mental Health Symposium. It was held  during the morning and brought over 100 students, staff, and guests together to discuss why mental health is so important, especially during our high school years.…

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A Review: Shifting the Monkey by Todd Whitaker

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I was excited to read Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good People from Liars, Criers and Other Slackers by Todd Whitaker  (@toddwhitkaer) because I was curious about my role in the “monkey business” and how this was impacting me and everyone I serve.

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We Don’t Say 2.0: Our #Carrollculture of Caring Continues

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It’s been almost a year since I wrote my first blog post introducing the Bishop Carroll “WE DON’T SAY” campaign. Since then I am proud to say that both the Spectrum Club and hash tage #CarrollCulture  have both taken off.

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If I Could Design a School….

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If I could design a school today I would want a school that provided rooms that allowed students to learn in a manner that best suited their physical needs.  I would want the physical rooms to be awash in as much natural sunlight as possible and opportunities to take the learning outdoors as often as possible.

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Overhauling our Maths Faculty Meetings

Last year our school decided to provide some Professional Development to faculty heads. It included some stuff on having those difficult conversations, which I found worthwhile, and some talk of meeting protocols and accountability amongst other things. Most of it was worthwhile.  …

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Another first day of school

One of the things I love about the school year beginning each year is the opportunity we have as teachers to start fresh, set goals and the enthusiastic nature a new year brings in. The first morning as we meet back as a staff after a well deserved break is always full of enthusiasm and excitement.…

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