This week I had the pleasure of travelling to Ottawa to participate in a Think Tank organized by one of Ontario’s French boards: CECCE. It was a wonderful experience – and a humbling one. As
The focus of the entire year in my class is how to be a better thinker, collaborator and problem-solver. Students learn to use thinking tools and then constantly reflect on how their thinking abilities have
Bring IT Together has come and gone. I presented a half-day workshop on Wednesday and the closing keynote on Friday. What a fantastic experience! There were over 120 people at the workshop and for a
This week we spent time considering ideas, and how to think about them. I had circulated through the class asking, “What have you always wondered about?” and recorded their thoughts. These thoughts became the
It is only a few weeks until Bring IT Together, Ontario’s education technology conference. I am thrilled to be presenting an introductory workshop on Integrative Thinking on November 4th and even more thrilled to be
My use of the knowledge building circle is becoming more deliberate and refined. This year I’ve introduced it earlier and we go to it more frequently.
I am often asked by those wishing to improve classroom practice, “Where do I begin?”. Every teacher develops systems to start the school year and I have over the past few years devised, brought together
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at Canada’s first Civic Design Camp held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The purpose of the day was to bring designers, public servants
What would happen if an entire community became better at thinking, collaboration and complex problem-solving?
After 5 years of testing ideas in my classroom, and after the resounding success of the Spring Workshop for Educators, I am thrilled to bring a full day workshop to Ottawa on August 26.