Should students think?

OK, dumb question in a world with no dumb questions!  But I have to wonder how many of us teacher-folk really walk the walk.  I’m reminded of this this week by my good friend, Leslie Maniotes ...

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry

Hi folks, A quick note to say that I’ll be guest blogging at 52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry this week.  My first post is up.  My sense is that this is going to a great year of conversation around ...

Maker Meditations

Those who are regulars around these parts, will know that I’m engaged in an Action Research project that is involved in looking at the broad question of maker learning as an inquiry approach to ...

Jargon – Questions more than answers

As I prepare to head back to classes next week, I find myself thinking a lot about use of various terms that are being tossed about in my corner of education these days (and, as I write this, I find a...

3D Printing – My Rookie Day

Regular readers will know that I’ve been thinking a lot about 3D printing in the context of the school learning commons for some time.  Well, ours got delivered yesterday and I have printed my ...

Curiosity Killed the Cat

I’ve recently become aware that people I had really not expected read this blog.  This got me thinking about what it is that I write here.  I’ve long stopped trying to tailor my blog to ...

AASL – Final bog post

Well, I didn’t get to my blog post last night.  In some ways, yesterday was a more layer-back day, in others, it was filled with more great conversations and the development of deeper friendshi...

AASL 2013 – the first full day

There really isn’t any time to just chillax at these conferences, is there?  While I didn’t hit every session, the day was busy enough with picking brains and talking to vendors in the ex...

Treasure Mountain – Day 2

What a great day at Treasure Mountain!  Getting up at 6am was still a bit rough (3am Best Coast time), but once the eighth cup of joe got into the system, life was good.  A quick detail breakfast wi...