Fusion – A new beginning

This year is the beginning of a new programme at my school and I’m at the heart of it.  It is a STEM programme aimed at our grade 10 level and has enrolled 21 boys (reminder: we are an all-boys...

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 ...

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...

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....

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...

Guided Inquiry – Evaluation

What a week!  I’ll write about my fantastic trip to Boston with members of our Socials Department, my Librarian colleague from our Jr School and Leslie Maniotes in another post, but while I was...

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...

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...