Author Archives: Dave Secomb

Seeing is not believing

Over the past three days my school has hosted Mark Church, of Making Thinking Visible fame. He visited us to hold preliminary discussions about us developing a culture of thinking and hopefully the faculty will decide that this is something … Continue reading

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Scaffolding Action

At the beginning of our school year here at BHA, our Elementary Principal spoke to us about the development of a service culture within our school. This is one of our school wide goals for the 2013/14 year so she … Continue reading

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The Seeds of Growth: Why Creativity is Important in Education

Following on from @dwyerteacher’s recent post about the Principles of Creative Leadership, I thought I would post a recent article that I submitted for our school newsletter. Its heavily referenced from Ken Robinson’s work and I encourage all educators to … Continue reading

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The Question Quadrant – idea into practice

Last year I blogged about the Question Quadrant as a way to develop the inquiry skills of my students. The aim was to make them better problem posers and this will have an obvious impact on their inquiries. Having read … Continue reading

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An Oasis of Creativity

Over the past two weeks I’ve been trialling a learning experience with my students which I call Oasis Time. I’ve borrowed the term from John Cleese, who coined it during a lecture on creativity. You can watch a short section … Continue reading

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A dividing inquiry

This morning my students tackled a problem that required them to use a variety of skills and processes they have recently been working with. You might be able to see in the picture below that they had to find a … Continue reading

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