Hi. Thanks for visiting Ease Education. I am a teacher in a New Zealand primary school.
This site is a place to describe, explore and reflect on the impact the “Visible Learning” pedagogy has on improving learning outcomes for all students in a classroom setting. It’s the testing ground where educational theory meets classroom practice.
“Child-centred learning” is no longer a term to be dismissed as just a warm, fuzzy feeling. It’s the sweet spot in which learning is at its most effective. It’s also about implementing evidence based teaching in order to create a learning environment that benefits all students; a learning environment that lifts underachievement and benefits all students equally. The research shows us the way. It’s time to breathe life into this research.
The biggest effects on student learning occur when teachers become learners of their own teaching, and when students become their own teachers. – Hattie
You can be reassured that the purpose of Ease, in the words of Ross Ashcroft, is to “inform, illuminate and inspire”. All content posted on Ease will only relate specifically to that purpose. All content will be identity free. You will not find any reference to individuals past or present. I am a ‘critical optimist’ so please read the content on this site as a critique of an education system that is in need of a reboot, not as a personal criticism of teachers or the teaching profession.
Your comments and feedback are welcome; as long as they remain respectful of the culture of this site, as outlined above.
If your school or institution sees a need for thinking differently in order to improve learning outcomes for all your students, please get in touch. I invite you to treat this site as a CV.
Ease Education: Teaching at a human scale.