I want to thank you again for your support throughout what has been a very unusual school semester. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our entire community and has presented us with extraordinary challenges in managing schooling during the first half of 2020. I am pleased that together, we have been able to make the best of this situation and ensure your child’s safety and continuity of learning.
The book by Hattie and Zierer, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning (2018) is a focus for school improvement at Clarkson in 2020 linking invitational theory to the thinking that is necessary to make the learning visible. Visible Learning is about the thinking teachers do to make the learning more effective in the classroom.
Principal John Young writes for Education Today magazine
2020 has been a watershed, a change that has been unforeseen and dramatic due to COVID-19. At Clarkson, we began to conceptualise how to lead our school out of this crisis situation.
Read the full article here: https://www.educationtoday.com.au/news-detail/The-Clarkson-Recovery-Mission-post-4947
Another relevant article by John Hattie, Chairman of AITSL citing the work done by Clarkson CHS can be found here: https://corwin-connect.com/2020/05/the-new-normal-of-learning-build-back-better/