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...

Tightrope Walking

We started a new Guided Inquiry unit this week with a Grade 8 Creative Writing Class.  The idea behind this unit is that students use research around world issues, specifically the UN’s 17 Sust...

Maker Club – Up and Running

The great experiment has begun.  Not sure where it will go and what success will look like at this point, but that’s half the adventure!  We officially have a Maker Club at St. George’s....

Education as Behaviour Modification

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea that we, as educators, are in the business of behaviour modification.  I remember discussion of Skinner and others in my Ed Psych classes, back in...

Inquiry and Making Meet

I’ve been working hard on a website that I’ve been building around some research that I’ve done looking at Making and Inquiry over the course of the school year.  I won’t get ...

Maker Heaven!

We celebrate the arts every year at our school through an Arts Week that brings together speakers and activities through many of the fine and performing arts.  We had some AMAZING speakers (photograp...

Learn to Make – Make to Learn

I’ve been spending my Spring Break wading through Learning Logs, interviews, assignments, and surveys trying to distill common threads from the thinking of a number of students in a Social Studi...

Boston Guided Inquiry Reflections

I started this week in Boston spending some quality time with Leslie Maniotes, two members of my school’s Social Studies Department and the Librarian from our Jr School.  We had the opportunity...