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...

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 ...

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...

Guided Inquiry – a Midpoint Reflection

I’ve been exploring Kuhlthau, Maniotes, and Caspiri’s Guided Inquiry model for some time now.  (read Guided Inquiry and Guided Inquiry Design) For the most part, this has involved reading...

Student Inquiry – Three thing I know so far

I’ve spent much of the Fall thinking about student inquiry (aka research).  I’ve also been thinking a lot about how to help students find success taking ownership of their own learning. ...

Making as the Motivator

We’ve been having a great time this week at my school.  It is Arts Week and we have had some greate speakers in to work with and speak to our kids.  Shea Hembrey has been particularly motivati...

ePortfolios: A Student’s Perspective

While the paperwork is yet to be complete, the last assignment was passed this past weekend.  I’m, for all intents and purposes, done my MLIS!  It feels great, and a little sad, to have finish...