Design Thinking by Nigel Cross – Final Thoughts

This was not as long a book as it might be seem if you judge by the time between my first and last post, but there is a lot to mull over and I preferred to take my time reading and thinking.  As was ...

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...

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 GID – Final Post

My last my post is up at 52 Weeks of GID.  Pop on over to read my thinking about GID’s connections with protocols, thinking routines, making, and more!...

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry – Post 2

A new post is up on 52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry looking at specific instances of Guided Inquiry that I’ve been involved in the past year.  Why not pop on over here to check it out?...

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 ...

Design Thinking; or just Thinking

I’m reading Nigel Cross’s Design Thinking right now.  It’s been on my to-read list for a few months and I was able to get a couple of other books that needed to get finished, finish...

Art of Instigating – Some thoughts on a Book

I haven’t spent a lot of time in church, but I have spent enough time to know what kind of sermon I like and what kind of sermon I don’t.  A sermon has to have personal relevance, a clear...

Teaching: Failure and Creativity

Why is it that it is so easy to become complacent as a teacher?  When we first start teaching, every class is a new experience.  We’ve never taught a topic in a certain way before, because it ...

Maker Club – A New Beginning

Let me start by saying a know nothing about what I’m talking about.  Nothing.  Nada.  Niente.  But then again, that’s why I like learning with kids.  I’m not a teacher.  I̵...