I know it’s only March, but already I am thinking about the end of the school. Our school year ends sooner than most. It’s grade 6 and EQAO looms. In a few weeks our focus
“I want to be a really great IDEO thinker.” Students are embracing the practice of testing ideas as soon as possible and “rapid fail” has entered the classroom lexicon in a meaningful way. One group
This week during our Design Thinking Challenge I’ve tweeted and blogged about our work in progress. Jennifer Chan of Exhibit Change and Nogah Kornberg of Rotman Ithink chimed in with comments and suggestions that caused
This week marks the culmination of our work to date in thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Students are trying to create a better MRI experience for children. I first heard about this idea from Rotman Ithink
It is one thing to have students work in groups. It is another to have students strategically seek feedback so that their own ideas can be improved. It is entirely another to watch students who
Today we continued to work on shifting how we perceive tensions and conflict. Integrative thinkers embrace tensions as they represent opportunity for new ideas.
This week we are involved in a precursor to integrative thinking. Students are exploring bad ideas and looking for value. We follow a process that
Make sure you make it to the end of this post to see the rubrics students create. For most students, assessment can be a bit of a mystery, which is really unfortunate given how much