Tag Archives: Project-based Learning
How Innovative is My School? Update: This questionnaire is now less than 30 actual questions in place of over 70. This should provoke some interesting debates! Give it a try and let me know what you think. It … Continue reading
I have dream that one day students will be more important than syllabi. In the not too distant future, education will be a collaborative enterprise, with teachers and students assuming shifting roles as coaches, mentors and learners.
Dear Margaret I read your article in The Globe and Mail (Saturday, Jun. 28 2014) with dismay. In the article, you assert that “21st century learning is nothing more than warmed-over romantic progressivism” with absolutely no evidence to support its … Continue reading
Like anything you come across on the internet, you do need to approach Wikipedia with a skeptical eye, but to say it is ‘unreliable’ smacks of either elitism or ignorance. And if educators are going to insist on demonizing Wikipedia, let them at least encourage their students to use it as a diving off point – it’s a great way to get an overview of a topic, and most often an incredible source of links to further ‘more reliable’ reading. Continue reading
Most of what follows applies in formal debating scenarios. With a bit of practice and experience, though, the basic format could be used during less structured debates (with one or two modifications), and even heated everyday arguments. No it can’t. … Continue reading
Like many schools these days, mine has a Thinking Teaching group. We get together as often as we can to discuss ideas around teaching and best practice. The group is very diverse and very vocal and very stimulating. … Continue reading
‘Imtropy’: The Primeval Tinkering Instinct There is something about Lego which fascinates us all. I think it calls to some shared primeval tinkering instinct. Leave a pile of Lego near any group of people, and within the hour, someone would … Continue reading
This post is slightly acerbic. I apologise. Sometimes I use this blog to vent. It helps. All of the following use the ‘Unhelpful High School Teacher’ meme.
Ulcers, Aliens & Mozart: Mr H’s List of Commonly Held Fallacies. (Critical Thinking Topics for Students.)
(Critical Thinking Topics for Class Discussions, Student Presentations, Research Assignments & Computer Skills Projects.) (Cue: Happy, Pop Infomercial Music) (Read in an over-excited pseudo-expert voice. Enthusiasm: 11/10) Tired of the same old topics when assigning research tasks? Tired of having … Continue reading
Copyright (c) Photo courtesy of 123RF Stock Photo First a confession: I have only had a personal Internet connection at home for just over a year now. Before that, I used my work connection and hung around in cafés. Now, … Continue reading