Thank you for attending my Student Engagement Masterclass at National FutureSchools this year.

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Session 1 – ENGAGEMENT

Some ideas from Mindmatters around School Connectedness (PDF)

Interview with School Connectedness expert Prof Ian Shochet – Link to his Publications

Case Studies from across Education

Involve Us – A Resource for Engaging with the Community – SA DECD

Self Determination Theory

Session 2 – MINDSET

Dan chatting to Carol Dweck

Curated Mindset Resources

Take the online Mindset Survey

Dylan Wiliam: Feedback on Learning

Dylan Wiliam: Applying this thinking in Maths

Response to Assessment Feedback – Grades, Praise & Sources of Information

Making Learning Visible: Project Zero

Developing the Theory of Formative Assessment

John Hattie & Helen Timperley: The Power of Feedback

Stephen Dinham: Powerful Teacher Feedback

Assessing the best method of learning: The Scotsman

Session 3 – IDEAS

Expeditionary Learning

Austin’s Butterfly: Watch the clip



Minecraft in Education and Minecraft Lesson Plans

How I used Minecraft with kids for whom mainstream doesn’t work

One teacher using Minecraft in a Primary School in Western Sydney

Setting up a Class Blog

Already got a blog? Check out these ideas


Skype in the Classroom



Some more Project Ideas

Genius Hour


Stories of Transition – CEO Melbourne

Check out your ideas

Session 4 – WHERE TO?

Appreciative Inquiry

Evaluative Thinking Planning Sheet