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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Embrace the Space

Go ahead and insert your favorite Star Wars & George Lucas reference here.   In all seriousness though, the master cinematographer George Lucas nailed it when discussing the importance of Visual Literacy in Education.  This Edutopia article titled, “Life on the Screen”  illustrates the importance of teaching the fundamentals of visual literacy and giving it equal weight to […]

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Learning Spaces

One of our focuses this year in the Early Years department is to have a look at the learning spaces and ask ourselves, “What are we doing to and in these spaces to best empower the students to learn?”.  We have started outside with the addition of our Tee Pee  and the children have now led […]

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Make your own kind of music

“Nobody can tell ya There’s only one song worth singin’ They may try and sell ya ‘Cause it hangs them up To see someone like you But you’ve gotta make your own kind of music Sing your own special song Make your own kind of music Even if nobody else sings along.” – The Mamas […]

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