Topic 25: Rebuilding a vision of learner achievement and success, and high expectation in all of our schools

Topic 25: Rebuilding a vision of learner achievement and success, and high expectation in all of our schools

The second step in our successful change process is vision. Now that we think differently about our own ability and responsibility in the school, and our new belief that all learners can and should be successful (topic 1), we have to craft a new vision. A vision is often defined as “as state of being able to see, think about […]

Topic 27: What are the appropriate diagnostic tools to let us ‘see what we don’t want to see’ ?

Topic 27: What are the appropriate diagnostic tools to let us ‘see what we don’t want to see’ ?

“Diagnosis’ normally refers to the need “to recognise various signs and symptoms”. This is especially relevant to current situations in our underperforming schools. To turn around most of our schools, we have to ‘identify the disease’ in our schools, and to get rid of it. If we are committed to changing those things we aware of, (Johari windows) and even […]

Topic 28: Diagnostic Domain 1: Teaching for Learning ?

Topic 28: Diagnostic Domain 1: Teaching for Learning ?

This domain covers the Area of (i) Curriculum i.e. curriculum alignment, and curriculum provisions, (ii) Instruction i.e. instructional planning, and learning facilitation, and (iii) Assessment i.e. learner assessment, and communicate results. For the sake of this discussion, we will only cover one of the Indicators of Focus ‘learning facilitation’, by highlighting “(18) Teaching is planned for 170 days of teaching […]