On Monday, I mentioned to the class that I had a big surprise in store for them.
On Tuesday, it arrived. 4R is going to join in on the learning experiment known at Genius Hour or sometimes, 20% Time.
Students walking in the door were put into groups of 3 or 4. They were instructed [...]
This week was Digital Citizenship Week at YIS. Across the school, students were exploring what it means to be a citizen in an online world. In 2R we spoke to a degree about online safety, and different students’ online habits, but it was in exploring ideas of finding balance that we really got into it.
In the past few posts where I’ve explored my sense of what should be part of each school day I’ve looked at the value of hands-on, hearts-on learning, and of being outdoors, physical and creative. This time I want to look a little bit more at the content of the learning, [...]
By the end of this past summer I felt about as fit and in shape as I ever have. After having spent most days on the road, cycling over 1500 km and making nearly twenty short films, through the course of my Green Riders project, I was in a [...]
Nearly every school year, somewhere early on, I end up doing some sort of informal survey, or engaging in a broad conversation with my students about different ways of learning. The learning strategies I touch on mostly draw from Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences.
This year, just ankle-deep in our first unit of [...]
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