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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Access, access, access

I’ve been spending the last few weeks setting up new systems for our Learning Commons that will, hopefully, allow users (students and staff) to find resources more easily in our school library c...