2013 is the 28th year of PEEL and the PEEL office continues to provide support and resources to teachers interested in PEEL. The office is manned from 9.30 to 12.30 on Mondays. Outside these hours please email David Lumb if you have any queries. There will be new editions of our magazine PEEL SEEDS in 2013. The most recent edition was published in November 2012. The Sharing Pedagogical Purposes research group has continued to meet and develop exciting ideas for teachers interested in promoting deeper learning in their classrooms. (Read about 10 Journeys of Change on the About PEEL page). The latest edition of PEEL SEEDS features articles from this group and a focus on 'Big Ideas' A successful PEEL Collective meeting took place in July 2012 and we have resumed PEEL newsletters with the most recent edition circulated in February 2013. This newsletter is free. If you wish to subscribe please send your email address to David Lumb.
For those with an online subscription to PEEL in Practice, over 25 new articles were loaded on the database in 2012 and there are more to come in 2013.
Several times a year a new idea or procedure will be published here (last update May 2013). Most of these ideas are published along with many others in PEEL Seeds. Our archive currently contains a number of excellent ideas developed by teachers for use in their classrooms.The current idea described here by Ian Mitchell describes ways of using Information and Communication technologies using a PEEL focus. The ideas come from a number of classroom teachers
PEEL has developed a number of rich resources for teachers fimly based on what works in the classroom. Three of the more important of these are listed here, others can be found on our Publications page.
PEEL in Practice is a database of over1500 articles written by teachers using a PEEL approach over a 27 year period. These come from all subject areas from Prep to Year 12 and beyond. It also contains over 220 classroom teaching strategies called procedures developed from ideas contributed by practising teachers. PEEL in Practice is available either as a CD or online as a yearly subscription in the form of a searchable database. The online version is updated with new articles several times a year The CD features new and revised procedures up to the end of 2010. Both versions come with search fields that enable users to find articles relevant to their students and classrooms. You can see a complete description of all the search categories here. PEEL in Practice is available from the PEEL office or can be ordered online.
This book is a comprehensive amalgam of PEEL practice and theory developed by practising teachers and academics. It contains many examples of teachers writng about their experiences in applying the 12 PEEL principles in the classroom to improve the learning of their students. The stories and anecdotes from practicing classroom teachers, together with accompanying analysis provide an invaluable guide to teachers wanting to improve their practice. This book explores teacher and student journeys in learning how to learn and what makes a successful learning community. It is a companion text to our book of teaching procedures (Teaching for Effective Learning).
The fourth edition contains descriptions of the 223 generic teaching procedures developed or adapted by PEEL teachers since 1985. These procedures are generic in that they allow readers to apply each procedure to a wide range subjects and year levels, and nearly all are applicable at both primary and secondary levels.
Teachers will find that the procedures encourage more purposeful learning, and higher levels of student engagement and interest.
This was set up early in 2008 and has continued for the last four years. Some of the themes being investigated by participants include:
Some of the stories of the teachers engaged in this innovative project were presented at a PEEL conference in 2008. These were published in PEEL SEEDS #101. More of their research has appeared in SEEDS #110 , #111 and #112 published in November 2012. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about this project
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Each topic has four sections:
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