Challenging thoughts and culture

How we react to problems shows so much about the culture of a school, of a community, of a society. Think about what happens when someone constantly has en excuse for not solving a problem, what comes from that? Excuses keep us in the past, thoughtful reflection brings us into the future. When we begin…

Sandbox for All: Creative Play

This past Christmas Break I finally concluded that Minecraft might possibly be the biggest change to education since Lego was introduced. Think about all the ways you can construct, deconstruct, manipulate, and enhance your learning. With the newest update to Minecraft Pocket Edition came the introduction of redstone capability and that is a game changer….

Culture of Creativity or Constraints?

During some time this past week I was looking through my twitter feed when I came across this tweet from Laura Fleming: Goal for a teacher is to create the conditions for students to explore their creativity and to be innovative…freely. What does freely really mean in the context of education today? So many times…

Would you buy a ticket to your lesson?

You see many people posting about starting the year off on the right foot. Many talk about fitness or eating right. Some even talk about how they are going to do less with their time, relax a bit more, or spend time with family. As a learner/facilitator we need to think about how we can…