Food for thought and action...

|Jenny Nayler

About Jenny Nayler

Dr Jennifer Nayler is an independent educational consultant, speaker, facilitator and writer. As well as tertiary teaching and research experience, she has worked in education and social policy development, taught in secondary schools and worked on major national and state projects. Jennifer's professional interests include: alignment of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment within the context of the Australian Curriculum;
 inquiry-based learning, as a structured teaching approach which also includes direct, collaborative and experiential teaching;
 equity and differentiated support for all learners
; leadership and strategic planning  to enact quality curriculum, assessment and teaching/learning
; and development, collection and sharing of artefacts that demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
 All of this work is underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice.

The IBL 5

By |July 12th, 2015|

If you want your classroom to… ...be more about student learning rather than what you do as the teacher ...support learners to engage actively in meaning making …nurture more independent, critical and creative thinkers ...foster life-long learning ...you might find The IBL 5 helpful. Here they are…

Getting learners motivated through BIG questions

By |July 12th, 2015|

Designing learning for any classroom is a complex business as there’s much to be taken into account. Teachers must attend to the required Australian Curriculum while at the same time responding to their students’ current understandings and skills, as well as their interests and aspirations. Teaching is as much about designing learning as it is about leading it in the classroom.

Inquiry-based learning for a change

By |July 12th, 2015|

Some educators appear to be apprehensive when they hear the term, ‘inquiry-based learning’. Sometimes I think that those sceptical of this approach assume that the teacher is abandoning their responsibilities as the leader of learning in the classroom. This is definitely not the case!

Introducing Jenny

By |July 12th, 2015|

Janice Chee (former Assistant Director QCAA) provides a background to the work carried out for the Queensland Studies Authority.

Jenny talks about BIG questions

By |July 12th, 2015|

Jenny talks about the use of conceptual and connected BIG questions to motivate learners.

More on BIG questions…

By |July 12th, 2015|

More from Jenny on BIG questions that can drive purposefully connected curriculum.

Reasons to purposefully connect curriculum

By |July 12th, 2015|

Jenny talks about the reasons why we should be aiming to purposefully connect curriculum.

Purposefully connected curriculum

By |July 4th, 2015|

Jenny talks about purposefully connected curriculum and identifying conceptual links.