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What exactly is ‘engagement’?
Thoughts prompted by Andreas Schleicher’s (OECD) Keynote
As simple as this …
The Very Strange World of ‘Adult’ Problem-Solving
A new kind of student …
To Mary Ann Reilly Who Needs Our Help
The Ottawa Think Tank on Transforming the Learning Experience
It’s About the Shift, Not the Conclusion
Bring IT Together 2015
Tearing Apart an Idea
Almost there! Bring IT Together 2015
Refining the Knowledge Building Circle
Building Robust Ideas
Canada’s First Civic Design Camp
The Centre for Integrative and Design Thinking
1 Day August Workshop
Integrative Thinking and Children’s Mental Health
Reflections on The IThink Practicum
Oops. I forgot to post that I was hosting the #ontsshg chat tonight.
Experience the Shift Ottawa
I hadn’t anticipated this part … but it’s lovely!
After the Storm and Rapid Fail
Integrative Thinking vs Design Thinking. What’s the Difference?
A Moment to Pause and Say Thanks
Build-A-Collaborator; Build-A-Thinker; Build-A-Problem Solver
Feedback from the Grade 12s
Cross-Pollinating: Working with DVSS Grade 12 Students
Naming the Thinking Experience
I Kid You Not … Said in Grade 6
Fully Equipped for Wicked Problems
My Students are Developing Skills that Many Adults Lack
How Do You Build a Thinker?
The Problem with Deeply Held Ideas
Integrative Thinking … Design Thinking… Why both?
Our Film Shoot for Leading Student Achievement, Ontario
The Power of Negative Feedback
About my students …
Nothing Like it in North America
Canada, remember who we are?
Rapid Fail in Action
“Words Fail Me”
Improving My Practice in Real Time
Empathy, Design, User Experience
Design Thinking in Action
When Students Understand Collaboration Theory
A Little Bit of Awesome
Seek the Tension!
Fostering the “Stance” of an Integrative Thinker
Causal Modeling: Trickier than it appears!
The Great Disconnect
Debriefing Ideation and Tension
Triggering Entrenched Positions
When Puzzled Ask an Expert
How is it possible?
Spring Workshop Registration is Open
A Rubric has Emerged
Coming to Terms with Promising Ideas
Rise Above: What does it mean to be in a knowledge building community?
And this gem …
Allowing students to deeply understand assessment.
What is My Class Thinking?
Modeling How to Improve an Idea
Creating Conditions for Collaboration
The Opportunity Question
Getting to Bigger Questions
Thinking about our Questions
And so it begins … our new inquiry.
Legacy Infrastructure and Knowledge: A Most Unusual Conference
MEd and the HWDSB OISE Cohort
Application of Integrative Thinking Skills
Education Charlatans Among Us
Workshop in the Spring?
Assessing Integrative Thinking
The Writing Piece. Where does explicit instruction fit in?
Bring IT Together 2014
Self-Assessment in a Knowledge Building Classroom
A Time for Optimism
Problem Exploration: How Does a New Idea Start?
How We are Handling the Ottawa Shooting
Patterns, Trends and Themes
Google Hangout with Jane Mitchenson and Michelle Cordy
I’ll Be Presenting November 6
Association for Media Literacy Conference
Scaffolding Student Thinking in a Knowledge Building Classroom
How can a teacher cause an elevated level of discourse to occur between students?
Theories and Idea Diversity
Merging Inquiry and EQAO
Students Embrace the Language of Integrative Thinking
Grade 6s Reflect on The Knowledge Building Circle
Monitoring The Ladder of Inference
Building Deep Conceptual Understanding
Knowledge Building Circle
Information Session on Integrative Thinking
A Shameless Brag
HWDSB West Cluster Integrative Thinking Initiative
Integrative Thinking, Mental Models and Improvable Ideas: A Meeting with Phil Frei
The Inner Sanctum: My Visit to the LNS
Thinking and Changing Career Paths
Gratitude and An Unusual Week
My 7s Explain How They Learn From Each Other
Transforming My Practice Through Inquiry
My 7s Explain How Causal Modelling Helps Them Contend With Complexity
My Grade 7s Explored What it Means to Give and Receive Feedback
My Incredible Grade 7s Explain How They Build Ideas
I Teach Thinking
Mary Ann Reilly Responds
Knowledge Building: Ontario Continues to Move Forward in Education
Creative Solutions are No Accident
Using the Ladder of Inference to Improve Student-Teacher Communication
Open Response Questions, Self-Assessment and Inquiry
Design Thinking for Impact Part 1: Collaboration
The Mobius Strip of Creativity
Triggering Creativty Part 2: The Oreo Cookie Challenge
Exploring Angles on the 3D Printer
Carter in 71 Knocks it Out of the Ballpark with 3D Printing
Character Sketches, Mental Models and the Hidden Curriculum
The 3D Printer has Arrived
Triggering More Ideas More Often
Character Sketches as Problem-Solving
Decentralizing Communication: The Knowledge Building Circle
Grade 6 Introduction to Integrative Thinking
Mental Models and Marshmallows
Informal Support for Integrative Thinking – A Different Kind of PD
Yes and … sometimes its about direct instruction.
What Stuck From Last Year?
My Grade 7’s Work on Moral Machines Reaches The Netherlands
Odds and Ends
Integrative Thinking West Cluster HWDSB Initiative
The Inquiry Working Group
HWDSB Integrative Thinking West Cluster Initiative
I”m Really Proud of this Project!
How Do You Teach This?!!!
“I can’t work with women because of my religious beliefs.” A Tale of Tenure and Democracy
Getting Students to Talk About Their Learning
The Empathy Toy Kickstarter
Sparking Curiosity – Waiting for Godot?
Idea Diversity and Breaking Down Communication Barriers in Education
Theory Building and the Language of Thinking
Beginning the New History Curriculum with Theory Building
Education, Design Thinking and the Value of Story
Structuring Effective Collaboration and the Place of the Individual
Inquiry Working Group
Using Accountable Talk to Consolidate Knowledge and Identify Misconceptions
Causal Models Help Uncover Hidden Thoughts
Mapping as a Problem to Solve
RSCON 4: Facilitating Inquiry
Class 61 Begins Inquiry – World Cafe, Mapping and Models
Laying the Ground Work for Integrative Thinking
Communication, Communication, Yes … and!
Art as Inquiry – iPads and Apple TV
Art as Inquiry: Lessons in Persistence
Scaling Integrative Thinking
Not Your Mother’s Physic’s Class
Technology is Making Kids Smarter
I Think We’ve Created Edcamp Working Group
Using a Maker Space to Understand Mental Models
Introduction to Integrative Thinking Year 2
Inquiry Working Group and Integrative Thinking
The Perfect School?
Registration for My Workshop is Open!
Registration for Workshop
Feeling Intellectually Safe – My Students Reflect on Their Year
Ready and Willing to Engage
My Plans for the Fall – opening my class to visits; inquiry working group
Unexpected Lessons in Communication and Empathy
The Re-emergence of the Boy
Integrative Thinking Posts
Accountable Talk, EQAO and … Fun?
My Grade 7’s Teach Grades 5 and 6 Students Causal Modeling
Why do Inquiry? This is why.
The Evolution of My Practice and Why I’m So Excited About Integrative Thinking
Causal Models and Identity
Neil Anderson Responds to Student Privacy Concerns
A Student’s Right to Privacy in the Age of Digital Learning, slideshow
Students Reflect on How Their Thinking has Improved
Finding Value in Really Bad Ideas Part 2
Finding Value in Really Bad Ideas
Association for Media Literacy: A Student’s Right to Privacy
Causal Models Instead of Plot Graphs
Causal Modelling: A Different Approach to Problem Solving
Teaching Empathy Through Integrative Thinking 2
Empathy and Integrative Thinking
What is Salient Now?
Student Centered Learning
Distinctions Between the Sciences, Humanities and Design
“I Found Out I Was Wrong!” said with pleasure.
“I thought you were crazy, Mrs Siwak”
Shifts in Understanding of Learning and School
In Which My Students Realize They Don’t Need My Permission to Learn
Waiting for Permission to Learn
TVO Learning 2030
Students Reflect on Self-Directed Learning
Before the Launch of Self-Directed Learning, We Talk
A Week-Long Experiment in Self-Directed Learning
Feedback and Uncomfortable Moments
Where Do Ideas Come From?
An Introduction to Integrative Thinking
The Rewards of Inquiry
In Self-Assessment, Timing is Everything!
Inquiry: Teaching Students to Critique Their Own Work
Surprised by Boys
Creating Bridges Between Islands of Excellence
A Student’s Question Drove Our Learning This Week
X Box and the War of 1812
One of My Methods for Feedback and Self-Assessment
Classroom 2.0 Webinar
Reading for Meaning
Teaching Students How to Make Notes
Critical Thinking and Maps
What Causes Students to Learn? An Interview with John Hattie
Dinner Guest at a Party Where No one Else is in a Union
Asimov’s First Rule of … Teaching? Do No Harm
Skyping with Dr. Gary Bone
So what are your students doing when they’re reading?
Lego Robotics and School Design
Waiting for the Trigger Point of Inquiry
Breaking Ground With Senator Pamela Wallin
My Decentralized Classroom
Biography Inquiry: The Interview – What Did We Learn?
Biography: Iconic Photographs
What Makes a Good Question? Biography Inquiry
Learning 2030: The Future of Education
Suffer the Young Engineers
Teach Kids the “Game” of University Early
The Importance of Story
Success Criteria: Retell with Smart Technology
One of My Great Teachers is Reaching the End of The Line
Critical Thinking: Teaching Students to Recognize Their Assumptions – Follow-Up
Beyond The Thinking Matrix: Elements of Thought
Setting a Collaborative Foundation
Welcome to a Brand New School Year!
Is the Internet Tearing Us Apart?
For the Record Laurel Broten
Powerful Reflections From Unplugd12
Rocks, Jacques Cartier and A Confession: A Weekend of Unplugd!
Subtext, Power and Abandonment
How Do We Create THIS for our Learners?
Back-Off Parents! Let Your Kid Figure Things Out!
ISTE: Non-Invasive Treatment for Dyslexia?
Post ISTE: Crash, Burn, Reflect
ISTE: PBL, Standardized Tests and MIT
I Have Been Away
San Diego: Beautiful Lines
Critical Thinking, Textbooks and Primary Sources
Writing for Pleasure and Good-bye
What to Do With a Voice
Documentaries and Critical Thinking
A Simple Question Reveals a Changed Classroom
My Life as an EduPirate: Our Minecraft Server Arrives
This Magazine: Why Can’t Johnny Blog?
We’re in Full EQAO Mode
A Different Way of Being in Our Learning Spaces
Christmas in May!
My Very Cool Mug
A Visit From Clive Thompson
The Serious Business of School
Moving More Deeply into Critical Thinking
Welcome to Hamilton CBC
What Does a Globally Connected Classroom Look Like?
Do You Understand the World For Which You are Preparing Students?
We Made an Impact at OPSOA!
Give Students Something Worth Thinking About and They Will Think
Startup Weekends and What Educators Must Learn
Good-Bye Mike Harris!
We’re Taking the Train!
What the US Can’t Learn From Finland
Maps, Critical Thinking and Good-bye to the Lecture
A High Yield Strategy: Peer Feedback
Breaking Down the Barriers Through Social Media
Hooking Them in is an Art Form!
Building Our Minecraft Server
A National Vision for 21 Century Education
Closing Down the NFB – and Other Attacks on Voice
It’s Time to Let Teachers Be Part of the Conversation
What Standardized Tests Don’t Assess
Are You Running a Benevolent Dictatorship?
How Does Innovation Occur
In Defense of the Hunger Games
Our Inquiry is Well Underway
Cynthia Jabar Writes About our Project
A Visit From Dr. Ken Spencer
Becoming Curators: First Nations Inquiry
Dundas is Buzzing with Innovation
I’ll be speaking this Wednesday at 5X7 Dundas
Ontario’s Dirty Little Secret: The Death of Community Colleges
I’ve Been Away
Career and Education Planning: the Best $550 I Ever Spent
Building Knowledge by Building Relationships
Class62 Due Date: Residential Schools
First Nations Inquiry: Letter Home
First Nations Inquiry: Student Survey
A Good Question
First Nations: Project Based Learning
Digital Media: The Eighth Art
Share What You Learn so Others Can Learn
A Project-Based Learning Approach to First Nations
Flies on the Wall: Connecticut Overhauls Education
A Flamenco Moment
The Discussion of the Week
Ken Spencer Award
Invisible Technology and How Much Can I Shift? Still more, apparently.
Chaos in and Around Room 208
Remix Manifesto: Content Creation and Copyright in the Digital Age
Network Literacy: Redefining What it Means to be Literate
Developing the Language of Explanation Through Problem-Solving
Congratulations to all My Students!
It’s Not Me, It’s You
Media Literacy: Constructing Bias
Media Literacy: The Constructed Teen
What Does Learning Sound Like?
Further Thoughts on the Future of Universities
The Uncollege: True Learning or Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club?
Bring on the Heretics! The New Role of Universities
Peer Feedback and Self-Assessment: Bias in Media
Warning Labels For Media
Mourning the Thoughts that Will Never Be Thought: Media Literacy con’td.
Media Literacy: Detecting Bias
I Get to Play with Lasers? I’m in!!!
Short and Sweet
The Art of Thinking
The Comment that Changed My World
Endangered Species: Thinkers. Last seen 2005
Divergent Thinking Can be Taught
Class 72’s Thoughts on Media
THe Constructed Teen: Deconstructing Media
What if the Messages Disappeared?
Optimism in a Time of Fear and Loathing
Change Your Space Change Your Thinking
In Finland Cultural Values Determine Success
More on “Reading Just Ain’t What it Used to Be
Reading Just Ain’t What it Used to Be …
A Little Bit of Lovely
More on QR Codes
Explaining QR Codes
Interview Clip: Gr 7’s Compare PBL to Testing
Impressive Work is Being Submitted!
Using the Document Camera for Shared Revising
Technology in Our Classroom
26 Amazing Facts about Finnish Education
Stinging Indictment of Online For Profit and Charter Schools
Cynthia Jabar Explains
Teaching Process and Planning
Class 62 Research Project
Now This Was Worth a Screen Capture!
Globe and Mail: Classrooms of the Future Now
When a Student Just “Gets” It
Coding is the New Latin
Towards a deeper understanding of collaboration
The Vision for Digital Learning
What Will School Look Like?
Ken Spencer Award Shortlist
Canada’s Grand National Building Project is …. Prisons???!!!!
I Wasn’t Expecting This
Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Centre
#hana62 Global Twitter Chat is Archived
Global Education Econference
@class62siwak’s precedent setting work is recognized
Impact of #hana62?
Word is Spreading
What Does It All Mean? #hana62
Teachers are Encouraged to Open Twitter Accounts
Final Planning Stage
The Global Classroom Project
Planning For Failure
Archiving Our Chat
That Precious Thing
Planning Our Global Twitter Chat: Hana’s Suitcase
My First Guest Blogger: A Grade 6 Student
Class 62’s First Global Twitter Discussion
Global Education Virtual Conference
And so it begins. Programming
We’ve Spawned Programmers!
Class 62 and The Thinking Matrix
If you really wanted to transform a school …
Where we’re at in the app project.
The App Project: Pictures
National Day of Writing
When the Learning Stays
How to Kill a Whole New World of Learning in One Easy Step
Edcampto: the Power of Voice
An Exceptional Day
Stop Leaving Them to Flounder about on Their Own!
It’s all about risk now!
Mapping Our PLN
Structuring an Inquiry
Twitter, Backchannels and Risk
Purpose, Audience and Censorship
Class 72’s Digital Citizenship Presentations
Creating an Environment Where Learners Can Learn
Urgent: Canada’s Proposed Copyright Law
A little recognition is always nice :)
Welcome to Collaborative Learning
The Standardized Test Generation Goes to University
Curriculum is Dead?
Return to Minecraft
Edcamp Toronto, Time to Register
Last Little Bits
Update For Edcampto
A Welcome to My Class Letter
Welcome???? Maybe not.
A New Model For Education
The New 62
Bring Your Own Device Update
Unesco – How is Education Done in Other Countries?
RSCON3 – App-titude For Learning
Some thoughts on new genres, conformity and rules
RSCON3 Education in Finland
I was going to write about my rscon3 presentation but this is better
Reform Symposium (RSCON3) Just What’s So Different?
App-titude For Learning
Twitter – Why I Like
RSCON3 Meet the Presenters
The Culture of Curation
I’m Just Playing with Crayons
Edcampto: What’s Our Purpose?
Tweeting Our Way into Community
Why do They Have to Sit on the Carpet? or at a Table? or at All?
Natural Play Spaces
We’re Not Just Teachers-Students-Classrooms Anymore!
Time to Vote: Main Page
EdcampTO – Planning Begins
Reflecting on Our Year
Criteria are Set for Splash and Main Page Selection
Test . Test.
We’ve Reached an Exciting Stage
Next Year’s Real World Learning Project is Falling Into Place
Post-Mortem: This Project is Not About the Mark
A Productive Day
Skyping with Ian
When a Country Gets it Right: Finland
Down to the Nitty Gritty
My Students Have Come to a Realization
Skyping With Cynthia Jabar
Ian Has Created a Wiki for This Project
More Questions For Ian
Struggles of a Writer
Hannah to the Rescue
Bumps on the Road
Collaborating With Cynthia Jabar
The Art of Teaching Lies in Simplicity
It Pays to Have a Real Audience
Ideas are Percolating
Design and Digital Media
Assessment in the 21st Century: A Golden Opportunity
Advice From Ian Before Taking Our Pictures.
Scratching the Tip of the Collaborative Iceberg
App Planning: Locations are Selected
Questions For Ian
Test App Is Working!
Let Them Learn
Augmented Reality Research Time
Project Planning Begins
Real World Learning
When I Am Not Learning, No One is Learning
Augmented Reality Classroom
Peeling the Onion
The Mercury Generation
What’s Your Discipline System?
As I Build My Global PLN I am Aware of the Differences
The Lessons on Validity Have Paid Off
Unconference This Tuesday 4:00
Just Learned how to use Flash Glitter
Blogging Helps Me Understand Reading
A Second Blog? It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World!
University of Exeter Writes About Our Project
My First Prezi
This is for you, Dr. Roebuck
I Know What I Planned but it’s Not What They Chose to Learn!
Don’t Forget the Amaryllis
New Date For Unconference
Allow Students to Plan Their Own Learning
Stop “Teaching” Preschoolers
The Invisible Conversation
Divergent Thinking and the New Student
Skyping with Dr. Bradley
What are the new basics?
21st Century Teachers Teach in Real Time
Schools Haven’t Changed in 150 years? I Disagree
The Idea of Merit Pay in Teaching Stinks
Teaching Writing in the Digital Age
Moments that Teachers Savour
Statistics in Real Time
The Marking System I Want Now
Questions, I Have Lots of Questions
I’m Hosting an Unconference
This is Cool
The Winds of Change are Upon Us
Redefining Teacher-Student Relationships
Why You Must Teach New Forms of Writing
It always feels good when someone sees value in your work.
Clan Survivor Begins
We are Going Live!
Best Practices Canada
Metacognitive Awareness: The Keystone to Success
Social Media is the Game Changer
Hamilton- Wentworth’s Centre for Success
If You Intend to Go into Teaching, Make Sure You’ve Got the Right Skill Set
A New Teaching Process Evolves
Charles Darwin Would be a Fan of Web 2.0
Wikipedia, the Curse of all Teachers
So You’re Stuck with Out of Date Textbooks? Here’s a Solution
I’m Feeling Grateful
Upcoming PBS Documentary on How Students are Using Digital Media
Let the Horse Play Begin!
Transforming Children Through Outdoor Education
Why I Encourage All Teachers to Blog
Could our 21st Century Classrooms Grind to a Halt?
So, How Do You Teach Critical Viewing?
My Students Need Me After All
The Kids Get It
Managing Flexible Groups
Flexible Grouping: Today I Finally Got Why!!!!
I Know What I’m Teaching but When are They Learning?
Why the Word Wall had to Go
Give Them a Problem to Solve
A Simple Example of How I Turned a Traditional Lesson into a 21st Century Learning Experience
Why Do I Need to Change My Teaching Practice?
What I Don’t Know
The Transformation Begins