“Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a garden. I’ll meet you there.” – Jelaluddin Rumi There are only 12 school days before the school year ends, and it’s a time for celebrations […]
Hirsch’s concept of feedforward presents us with the force of time orientation as a mindshift for assessment to become part of how our schools self-organise and lead toward transformation.
Teaching students to become more self-directed in their approaches to learning is our goal. When we scaffold ways of thinking, we hold deep in our minds the intention that at some point, the student is able […]
With the recent and visible crisis of trust involving Facebook, Thomas Friedman in his NYT op-ed points out that the VUCA world has been speeding up. “We can compete, connect, collaborate and create with more […]
This journey toward becoming the aspirational self is the fulcrum of a self-directed individual. Self-directed people are not forced to learn through the mandate of an evaluation of performance. They are not mechanical in their response to students’ learning needs. They are craftspeople, always honing the craft of teaching through emotionally-intelligent responses to the day to day events in their classrooms.
The MYPChat on Twitter this morning raised a few questions that significantly impact the development of the MYP in our schools. How do we implement all the elements of the MYP mindfully balancing teacher workload […]
Recently I’ve been thinking about the value of the Personal Project and how the process recalls an important feature of Reggio-inspired learning. In the Reggio philosophy, the learner is on a journey toward identity and […]
The pace of change in the world is an oft-mentioned idea, and actually has been a topic whose presence in conversation and media has gained frequency and predominance for a number of years. A decade […]
Recently preparing for a school evaluation visit and also spending lots of thought on the value of coordination of IB programmes, I’ve appreciated the analogies for leadership of curriculum development that Stephen Taylor used in […]
Reading Rick Wormelli’s essay “The Grief of Accepting New Ideas” raised some questions on supporting teachers as they navigate from previous mental models to new mental models of schooling. Wormelli raises some important questions in […]