“By age 25, 20% of Canadian youth will have developed a mental illness.” For those who work in education, this is no surprise. While organizations like the
Well, it has come and gone – my first full day workshop. For a first run at this I would say it was a success.
A few weeks ago I had to pleasure of chatting with Jenn Chan host of This is Iterative, a podcast series exploring everything about design thinking and education. We chatted about the differences between Integrative
Jennifer Warren has gathered feedback from the grade 12s about our Integrative Thinking Challenge with the grade 6s. I haven’t even had time to write about what happened on the 2nd day, but a few
Each day before students start in collaborative groups for the Integrative Thinking Challenge, I take some time to debrief the previous’ days experiences, review the Pro-Pro Model process and share examples of Integrative Thinking solutions.
Students are reaching the end of the first Integrative Thinking challenge. Today I circulated and asked a few groups to reflect on what they found valuable in
If I was to pick one word to describe how learning unfolds in my classroom, I would say ‘deliberate’. There is a deliberate process, built from the exploration of pedagogy, inquiry, knowledge building, design thinking,
After 2 weeks of focusing on EQAO skills and test writing strategies, we’ve returned to complex problem solving and are now getting to the heart of our learning this year: Integrative Thinking. I was considering
When an idea is firmly held by a student, you can’t simply teach a lesson and assume the idea will change. One of the best examples of that statement is found in a film called
I was first introduced to Design Thinking several years ago by Jennifer Chan of Exhibit Change. I’ve participated in several events run by Jenn. These include: