16 November 2013

Video: Ideas about stretch and challenge

Filed in Teaching and Learning

Another Kitchen Production… one take, thrown together, but here it is: and, yes, I’m talking quietly because everyone else is asleep. Already I’ve been cautioned about the fixed mindset language of ‘able’ and ‘gifted and talented’ .  I fully recognise that issue…but I’m also quite…

Video: Ideas about stretch and challenge

Another Kitchen Production… one take, thrown together, but here it is:

and, yes, I’m talking quietly because everyone else is asleep.
Already I’ve been cautioned about the fixed mindset language of ‘able’ and ‘gifted and talented’ .  I fully recognise that issue…but I’m also quite relaxed about using well understood terms to describe groups of learners who at any given time need more stretch and challenge.  Discussion and promotion of growth mindset thinking will be hindered if we end up seeing words like ‘able’ as taboo….and I will continue to use these terms until a new vocabulary emerges and feels appropriate.

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