Tag Archives: Reflection

Don’t waste thinking, don’t waste skills!

This post was originally posted in my Blog Ser y Estar. Mathematics is everywhere! We need language for everything! The scientific method is present in every decision we make! I have heard these statements since I was in grade 1, … Continue reading

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Leading by Learning – Building a Hut

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license I’ve spent the last few days on Year 4 Camp at Camp Sunnystones. It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with students while completing a range of unfamiliar activities. … Continue reading

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Just Make – Documenting Play and Exploration in Robotics

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs I have been wondering for a while about all the hype around the Reggio Emila Approach, an early childhood program that focuses on relationships, documentation, project work, personal expression and active listening. … Continue reading

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Reflections that Inspire Action

For the 3rd year in a row, we have worked on a unit on Sustainability with our 10th graders at Ecole Mondiale World School in the Language Acquisition Department; this is also the 3rd time we conduct a Skype conference to … Continue reading

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Knowledge Building: What is it Really?

Isn’t it really just learning by another name? We hear a lot about knowledge building in education circles these days! What is it anyway? Why don’t we just call it learning? Where did this term knowledge building come from? When … Continue reading

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What did they learn?

*this is a re-post from my blog. This post is about my 9 IST 2014  Game On project originally premised on the notion of making the world more humane (see links for related posts). This was essentially a project-based learning approach (PBL) and it … Continue reading

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So Which Pedagogical Cocktails Are Drinking Today?

cc licensed (BY-NC) flickr photo by Thomas Hawk: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/2355249759 I am not sure if I was being naive or slightly arrogant, but this post began its life as an effort to provide an overview of the different modes and methods … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Class Visitor

My sixth graders and I recently began our student-driven inquiry and project-based learning on human rights. This is my second year to use project-based learning into my classroom, and I hope everything I learned from last year’s Dive Into PBL will merge … Continue reading

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Digital Publishing – My Foray into Project Based Learning

Background One thing that I have learnt over time is that there is no silver bullet in education. However, there are some things that work better than others. The problem with this though is that you do not always know … Continue reading

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The 5-Minute Teacher, a Reflection

I was led to Mark Barnes’ book The 5-Minute Teacher by Peter DeWitt in post in which he talks about letting go of control and trusting students in the classroom. Barnes’ book outlines a way of teaching where instead of lessons being consumed by long, elongated … Continue reading

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