Fusion – A new beginning

This year is the beginning of a new programme at my school and I’m at the heart of it.  It is a STEM programme aimed at our grade 10 level and has enrolled 21 boys (reminder: we are an all-boys...

Transcending Learning Tools

Have I ever told you how lucky I am?  Over the last week, I’ve gone from a Design Thinking for School Innovation course to our school’s Arts Week where I got to hang out with some incredi...

What’s in a name?

Quite some time ago, I published a post called The Role of the 21st Century School Librarian that still seems to garner some attention.  In it, I spent some time wondering about what a School Libra...

ISABC Pro-D Day 2015

I’m just home from a wonderful day of interacting with my colleagues from all of the Independent Schools’ Association schools at our annual Pro-D Conference and wanted to jot down a couple...

Learning Goals and PLEs

Most good teaching begins with a hunch.  A year or so ago, I was trying to find a way of getting my students to understand the power of personal learning networks (PLNs) and the idea that their socia...

PBL vs Maker Learning

It seems to me, there are a lot of things in common between PBL and maker learning.  But, there are also some significant differences.  PBL often means project-based or problem-based learning. This ...

It’s Complicated – book review

It’s been a pretty relaxing summer.  The blog has been neglected as my writing has been working toward a book that I hope will be of interest to readers of this blog, but a completion date is n...