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...

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...

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...

Putting my Money where my PLN Mouth is

Have you ever taken a step back from your Personal Learning Network and looked at who has ended up in it?  If you’re anything like me (and you know you are!), you’ve spent months or years...

Making in the School Learning Commons

I’ve been spending the last week in Nashville with colleagues from boys schools around the world thinking and talking about maker learning in schools.  The role of makerspaces in the school lea...

Canadian School Libraries – Making connections

This has been a whirlwind of a few days.  Since picking up David Loertscher at the airport in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, he and I have nearly finished revisions on a new edition of his library c...

The Maker Movement Manifesto – A Review

I really wanted to love The Maker Movement Manifesto, but I’ve got mixed feelings about Mark Hatch’s new book.  Part of me wants to climb to the rooftops and join him in yelling “I ...

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...

Library as Platform & the Respectful Hacker

I’d grown up with online communities, places where the conversation was great but you never got to meet the people you were talking to. And I’d grown up with real-world communities, the people aro...