In this episode of the Knowledge for Teachers podcast, Brendan Lee chats with Jordan O’Sullivan from Shaping Minds. Together with Jared Bussell and now Brooke Wardana, they have been supporting teachers in implementing the science of learning in the classroom through practical professional learning combined with lesson demonstrations. For this podcast, Jordan goes through the simple memory model, the process of building a mathematics curriculum, delivering effective PL and much much more.
Willingham’s Simple Memory Model (Article by Tom Sherrington and graphic by Oliver Caviglioli)
Fred Jones – Tools for Teaching
Ybarra and Hollingsworth’s Explicit Direct Instruction
Archer and Hughes – Explicit Instruction
Guskey, Thomas. (2002). Professional Development and Teacher Change. Teachers and Teaching. 8. 381-391. 10.1080/135406002100000512
Sarah Cottingham – https://overpractised.wordpress.com/
Craig Barton – How I wish I’d taught maths
Kirschner, P. A., Sweller, J., & Clark, R. E. (2006). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: An analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching. Educational psychologist, 41(2), 75-86.
Ollie Lovell – Cognitive Load Theory in Action
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About Jordan O’Sullivan
Jordan is a teacher and a school leader who, together with his colleagues at Dawson Park Primary School, led instructional and curriculum changes that significantly lifted the outcomes of students at the school. He is currently a Director at Shaping Minds Australia, where he supports fellow teachers to implement evidence-based instructional strategies in their classrooms. He wrote the Shaping Minds Primary Mathematics curriculum, which has had tens of thousands of downloads since its release in January 2023.