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Making
Challenge
Stick
Drew Thomson (@mrthomson)
#ReachMeet
13th October 2015
“Educating students to have high,
challenging, appropriate expectations is
among the most powerful influence in
enhancing ...
My Issue
• Students didn’t always push themselves, despite me
presenting them with wonderous extension tasks
• Obviously c...
A solution?
• Rebranding to Challenge
• Setting Challenge tasks for every activity
For every activity!?
For every activity!?
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Making Challenge Stick: Increasing Student Expectations

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In teaching, one aspect that is often difficult to build a culture around is having students challenge themselves. This - a two-minute TeachMeet nano presentation - outlines a solution that has worked for me with some examples to support.

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Making Challenge Stick: Increasing Student Expectations

  1. 1. Making Challenge Stick Drew Thomson (@mrthomson) #ReachMeet 13th October 2015
  2. 2. “Educating students to have high, challenging, appropriate expectations is among the most powerful influence in enhancing student achievement.” John Hattie (2012)
  3. 3. My Issue • Students didn’t always push themselves, despite me presenting them with wonderous extension tasks • Obviously can be a multidimensional problem • I limited my concern mostly to the lack of a culture of students challenging themselves
  4. 4. A solution? • Rebranding to Challenge • Setting Challenge tasks for every activity
  5. 5. For every activity!?
  6. 6. For every activity!?

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