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 ...

Teaching: Failure and Creativity

Why is it that it is so easy to become complacent as a teacher?  When we first start teaching, every class is a new experience.  We’ve never taught a topic in a certain way before, because it ...

Maker Meditations

Those who are regulars around these parts, will know that I’m engaged in an Action Research project that is involved in looking at the broad question of maker learning as an inquiry approach to ...

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 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...

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...