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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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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Curating the Coach Better Slow Chat

Ever since I completed the Eduro Learning Micro Credential back in June I’ve made a conscious effort to stay connected (in some capacity) with my mentor Kim Confino & the Eduro Learning Team. The unique program was a valuable experience in which, similar to COETAIL, contained loads of personal and practical professional development. Upon completion, […]

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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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Techs & Balances

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love legos, scented markers, handstands, books and mud puddles. It’s all about balance.”   – K.G. 1st Grade Teacher  In my classroom, there are eight Ipads making it a 2:1 student to iPad ratio. Still with a 2:1 ratio it’s important to be aware of the challenges of unnecessary use […]

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Principles for the Paradigm Shift

Learning looks so different now that it’s almost unimaginable to predict what education/classroom instruction will look like in ten to twenty years time. Christiaan Henny from eLearning Industry attempted to have a stab at it here and below is a snippet. He states,  “Students will be learning outside, equipped with different devices, listening to a teacher of […]

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