I just read this article by Terry Heick. Although it is influenced by an American way of thinking school, at least that is my opinion, there are a lot of takeaways. You can read the whole post here at Teachthought.com
Here are my favourite 10.
- Don’t require students to come to school. Don’t make attendance compulsory. Make classrooms places students want to be.
- Make connectivity and interdependence the catalyst for all learning
- Use video and live streaming as a supplement to textbooks, not instead of.
- Stop claiming every child will be proficient. (Find something else to promise)
- Have students design their own quality criteria, and develop frameworks to help them understand how.
- Listen to teachers.
- If students under perform (regardless of the terms of said performance), hold them accountable as well. Find a way–and it can’t be punishment. It has to be meaningful, possibly social, and absolutely knowledge-based.
- Every teacher is an expert in something. Use that expertise to lift your school and district.
- Stop oversimplifying teaching and learning.
- Let teachers drive their own professional development