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From fire hydrant to drinking fountain

Welcome to your 2017-2018 Academic Year! I had a(nother) great chat with our Head of PSE,

Your True Teacher Self

This post is inspired by Invisibilia’s podcast episode available here: “You think that there is some essence

Calling time-out.

Sport Gestein flickr photo by WarrenMillerEnt shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license “Do we want

Blogger’s Block: A quick remedy

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Intentional Introversion

quiet flickr photo by hoodoo youdo shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license A little Quiet

Classroom makeover as professional development?

meet our Spacebusters… A few weeks ago, the amazing Maija Ruokanen visited our school.  Here’s a

Owning up to the ownership shift

  How can teachers foster the creativity, entrepreneurialism, and lifelong curiosity necessary for young people to

Making every seat the best seat in the house

how do you want students to feel when they enter your learning space? That was one

Pull the room together

Meet PAULA. You may already have met. She’s given this phenomenal #Learning2 talk as well as

Getting Started With Visual Note-taking?

  Brand new to visual Note-taking? Here are five resources to help you get started: ONE

Portfolios and Science? They’ve got Chemistry.

What role can portfolios play in a chemistry classroom? The author of the amazing CHEMJUNGLE Youtube

Portfolios for Geographers: Mapping out the Mindset

What is the potential for portfolios in a geographer’s world? Let’s look at samples of Geographers

Starting conversations about spaces

infowidget “Book Club shirt” Because… I’m extremely lucky to work at an amazing school where the learning

Curate better questions: construct stronger communities

Why has the portfolio persisted as a powerful tool in today’s classroom? Teachers and students have

Get Pronoiad

Is your faculty paranoid or pronoiad? After recently watching Adam Grant’s fantastic TED talk “Are you