Mike Rutherford

The Collaborative Learning System: Telling the Story of Learning

gotLearning announces the first Collaborative Learning System (CLS) which is a purpose built platform for schools that focuses on the most fundamental elements of student learning – feedback and growth over time. gotLearning’s CLS is structured around the learning conversation and captures the back and forth conversations between students, teachers and peers about their learning. …

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Articles, Books and Research That Guide Us

As teachers we have all had those moments that have greatly influenced us. This post shares a few of the articles and books that have guided the educators at gotLearning. Carl Anderson’s book How’s it Going? The question “How’s it Going?” is so incredibly powerful when you use it with a student. I was lucky …

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The Importance of Learning Conversations

What is a Learning Conversation? Learning is complex. It all starts with learning goals and student outcomes. Typically, it starts with a learning engagement (activity) to provide an introduction to a concept. Students participate in a trial and error phase that includes feedback from peers and from their teacher. The student reflects upon this information. …

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