Author Reflection

Author Reflection

Quality concept-based learning results from collaborative professionals learning together and thoughtfully curating meaningful experiences to meet the needs of their students. Designing and developing lessons and units for conceptual learning is a journey - as reflective educators we are always nudging our practice forward, making shifts and adapting our practice.

As you consider making adaptations to your practice for a more concept-based approach, remember synergy and higher level thinking: synergy between different aspects of curriculum and a constant drive to help students see the bigger picture, make connections and inferences, problem solve, and self-reflect in order to think conceptually and apply their learning at a high level.

I am honoured to be part of your journey. Thank you and keep believing that you can make a difference!

I leave you with a quote from Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind Why Right-Brainers will Rule the Future (2006):

The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind – creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These people – artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers – will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joy.


Congratulations - You have completed this concept-based learning experience.

What’s Next?

As you go forward you can:

  • Continue to have access to these resources to support the development of your concept-based practice

  • Dip into some of the recommended quick reads or dig deeper with some bigger reads referenced below

  • Create a school based professional learning community and do a concept-based book study

  • Build your professional learning network via your favourite social media platform and share your practice

Reach out to me via our MiniPD coaching platform where you can find my availability and connect for a 1-1 conversation. You can also contact me via Twitter @SarahPlews3 or LinkedIn.

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