Words by Jamie

Providing opportunities for students to explore new material allows them to grow and learn in multiple directions.
Students must be supported in thinking outside the box and confident risk takers rather than being rewarded for dutifully memorizing what the teacher told them.
Learned equated to remember
For generations, students had no incentive to focus on anything beyond what t the teacher was telling them.
Value students for what they can apply rather than what they know.
By far the most important concern in assessing the relevance of any learned material is always the view of the given student.
Tasks must be relevant to the given learner.
For learning to resonate long after its completion, the original task must have real depth and practical applicsations.
Tasks must provide real depth and practical applicaiton.
The art is making the challenge appropriate for the student.
The art is making the challenge appropriate for the student.
Trent University

Trent University - Professional Events Week - April 2019

Presented to teacher candidates from Trent University during their resent Professional Events Week.  Shared the importance of making learning Purposeful, Practical and Personal to the learner.

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Working with teacher candidates from Trent University to assist them with MAKING THE INTERVIEW COUNT.

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NJAMLE 2019 - New Jersey Association of Middle Level Educators

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Presented to educators from across New Jersey about ensuring that students are encouraged to reach their desired depth when completing tasks, rather than being limited to the curriculum's prescribed depth.

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TEACH 2019 - Jacksonville, Florida - March 2, 2019

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Presented to Educators from across Northern Florida about the importance of ensuring our students are routinely provided opportunities to explore tasks that are RICH and RELEVANT, that also generate a significant RETURN on their learning investment.

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Educon Philly - January 2019

Presenting in Philadelphia to educators from across the USA about the importance of making learning PURPOSEFUL, PERSONAL and PRACTICAL.

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Trent University's Professional Events Week - April 2018

Presenting The New 3 Rs of Teaching and Learning to teacher candidates at Trent University's recent Professional Events Week.

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