What the Hell is Inquiry, anyway?

OK, I get caught up on words.  If you read even a couple of my previous posts, you know that.  But words are important.  The deeper you go in a discipline, the more subtle differences in a definiti...

Design Inquiry Learning Thinking

I keep coming back to this, but I think that it’s important.  As teachers, we explore different ways of setting up learning experiences for students.  We play with pedagogies, keep ideas that ...

Mousetrap Vehicle Project – Teacher Reflection

This is a cross-post that originated on the blog of my Fusion (STEM) Cohort at St George’s School.  References to location of student blogs and further details are available at https://sgsfusi...

What’s a STEM?

So… You’re wandering down the halls of your local school and you see a STEM… or a STEAM… or something that resembles one… you think.  But how do you know?  What is it t...

School as Ecosystem

I’ve been plugging away at a book that I started in May, #EdJourney by Grant Lichtman.  I will admit a reluctance to come back to this book.  It was “heavily suggested” reading for...

Design Sprints

Today, I’m thinking about design sprints.  I was introduced to the concept of design problems that are tackled in very short amounts of time.  High level of intensity, but a relatively simple ...

Design Thinking – A New Tool

I’ve been shopping for a new tool, lately.  I’ve spent time doing the research.  I’ve read (and continue to read) books, I’ve talked to people and I’ve played with idea...

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 ...