• The power of audience

    “When student work culminates in a genuine product for an authentic audience, it makes a world of difference.” Steven Levy In a post for ASCD titled the “Power of Audience”, Steven writes that the “most effective way to engage students in learning is to create an authentic audience, giving them a sense that someone else… Continue Reading

  • Night of the Notables

    The Night of the Notables is a personalised research project for Year 8 Humanities and English students.  Each student chooses a person of historical note to research and represent.  This night is a highlight for all Year 8 students and below is a beautiful poem from Angelina Sevastopoulos to give you a further insight. The Night of… Continue Reading

  • Learner Profile Series – Jordan

    Welcome to the first in a series of Ivanhoe Learner Profiles.  This series highlights exceptional learning and learners and shares their story.  The first learner featured is Jordan, a Year 12 student from The Ridgeway Campus.  As part of a Year 12 supplement, Jordan is completing a Latrobe University subject called Engineering Practice.  Jordan has… Continue Reading

  • Do you suffer from pedagogy fatigue?

    It’s tempting to treat the use of technology in education like a fad, especially when we feel overrun by new pedagogy. Learning theory shifts often and my cynical side wonders how many theorists are justifying their occupations or, even worse, just selling a product. We’ve certainly had some considerable flops over the past few decades.… Continue Reading