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Hundred of Hoo


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Slides used with the Hundred of Hoo school on 10th Feb 2012

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Hundred of Hoo

  1. 1. Challenging All Learners, Hundred of Hoo 2012
  2. 2. What do children need to learn? Alfred Binet 1857 - 1911 ‘What (pupils) should learn first is not the subjects ordinarily taught, however important they may be; they should be given lessons of will, of attention, of discipline; before exercises in grammar, they need to be exercised in mental orthopaedics; in a word they must learn how to learn.’
  3. 3. Intelligence – nature or nurture? Alfred Binet 1857 - 1911 In 1904, the French government asked Binet to create a mechanism for identifying students in need of alternative education Binet created a scale of 30 tasks for 6 – 14 year olds, ranging from easy to complex ones He stated his test showed what a child had learnt to that point, and nothing else
  4. 4. Number of words heard by children A child in a welfare-dependent family hears on average 616 words an hour A child in a working-class home hears on average 1,251 words an hour A child in a professional home hears on average 2,153 words an hour Number of words spoken by the time children are 3 500 700 1100 Hart & Risley, 1995
  5. 5. By the time they start school Some children start school knowing 6,000 words. Others, just 500 words. Source: BBC 2009 magazine/8013859.stm
  6. 6. What matters is what you believe about intelligence People who believe intelligence comes mainly from nature have a ‘fixed’ mindset Professor Carol Dweck, Stanford People who believe intelligence comes mainly from nurture have a ‘growth’ mindset
  7. 7. Not everything counts Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton
  8. 8. What is stretch and challenge?
  9. 9. What do these 3 have in common?
  10. 10. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 How much challenge was there?
  11. 11. What is challenge?
  12. 12. Challenge and Learning CA SA PA Current Ability Subconscious Ability Potential Ability Too Easy Too Hard
  13. 13. Time PerformanceThe Teaching Target Model (TTM) CA SA PA
  14. 14. Challenge with young children
  15. 15. If A = B then Does B = A? Friend Trust Trust Friend For example … Wobblers (If A = B)
  16. 16. Recent Demo Lesson Concepts What is a toy? (5 year olds) Was the mouse telling lies? (7 year olds) What happens when you die? (11 year olds) What’s the difference between tragedy and romance? (14 year olds) What is culture? (15 year olds) Is zero the same as nothing? (17 year olds)
  17. 17. 2 2 2 2 Key
  18. 18. Example question stems What is (difference different from?) What if (everyone was extraordinary?) Always/never (know?) How do we know (what love is?) Why do we (say young people don’t know what love is?) What is the difference (between ordinary & extraordinary?) Is it possible (to always be happy?) When (is happiness a bad thing?) Who (decides what the natural way is?) Can we (ever know for sure?)
  19. 19. Colliding concepts Truth and Opinion Biodegradable and Reusable Hero and Villain Happy and Content Dreams and Daydreams Decision and Order Child and Youth Lies and Make-believe Toys and Books Karma and Revenge Worked examples at
  20. 20. @JamesNottinghm James Nottingham Challenging Learning Follow up