Design Thinking in the Classroom

What is design thinking? Design thinking is an innovative problem-solving process rooted in a set of skills. The approach has been around for decades, but it only started gaining traction outside of the design community after the 2008 Harvard Business Review article [subscription required] titled “Design Thinking” by Tim Brown, CEO and president of design company IDEO. […]

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Habits of Mind

When given the opportunity to tackle big ideas, this is how children begin to see themselves. The students become interested in solving problems, something we want them to be able to do in all subjects. We never set out to be the next Zuckerberg. After all, that’s not what STEM and Computational Thinking is about. […]

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Kindergarten Teaches the World

Ever since I heard about Somersaulting the Classroom for those still on the fence about a total flip, I was intrigued. Could something like this be done with my Kindergarten students? I wasn’t 100% sold on a total flipped classroom with 5 & 6-year-old students but I toyed with the idea all throughout my COETAIL […]

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Make the Road by Walking

“No one knows enough to worry.” – Terence McKenna  Make a Plan   Adjust your Aim & Take Initiative “You change the world you live in phenomenologically, psychologically, by changing what you aim at.”   – Jordan Peterson  Next, figure out how to get there. Find ways to upskill yourself and then never stop. Let this […]

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Where Doodles & Data Meet

“Your message is only as good as your ability to share it.” These powerful words sum up a great video explaining the importance of infographics. These days there are many ways to grab someone’s attention through infographics  Canva, vizualize.me & Piktochart , to name a few, are in my opinion some of the best ones out there.  I’ve used them all […]

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Remixing The Art of Storytelling

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.  The following six words have been attributed to Ernest Hemingway and his concept of flash fiction by telling a story with the minimum amount of words possible. Hemmingway may have changed the game with his six-word novel, showcasing his art of storytelling but, Hemmingway never had access to emojis. […]

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Unpacking Visual Literacy in Kindergarten

Visuals play such an important role in nourishing the imagination of young learners. Dr. Michio Kaku understands this importance and how images can promote curiosity and inspiring learning. As a Kindergarten teacher, I wholeheartedly agree with what Dr. Kaku states in the video below.  Do you? Comprehension, Creativity, & Critical Thinking with Visuals One way to help […]

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