Changes in Practice
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Changes in Practice

The face-to-face sessions during the first 16 weeks were likely the most challenging for me during the first sixteen weeks. However participating in these alongside colleagues I work with made it meaningful and relevant. I was put back in the pit many times when it came to the digital tools we were encouraged to investigate; … Continue reading

Crossing Boundaries and Creating Connections
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Crossing Boundaries and Creating Connections

Knowledge is a complex, interconnected system requiring new pedagogical methods for successful learning to take place. The siloed system which is still present in many schools does little to help learners see the connections between disciplines.  Interdisciplinary curriculum which involves bringing together two or more disciplines in a conscious manner through team teaching, co-ordinating the contents … Continue reading

Cultivating Communities of Practice
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Cultivating Communities of Practice

Today’s classrooms are more complex and dynamic than ever before. The social, emotional, and academic scope which children bring with them requires teachers to do more than take on “fragmented techniques for managing instruction, keeping students on-task, and handling student behavior” (Larrivee, 2000). It requires that we can move in many directions – that we … Continue reading

Mind Lab Week 2
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Mind Lab Week 2

What I am finding interesting during TheMindLab sessions is that I am a learner in a classroom. Last night has me reflecting on what this is like for me. I am experiencing what it is like to be a learner where there is an emphasis on creating rather than consuming – being an active participant … Continue reading

Mind Lab Wk1
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Mind Lab Wk1

For my own sake … some reflection on our very first Mindlab session last night. What is the purpose of school? This is a question Miss 13 asks me fairly regularly! For me these things come to mind… The purpose of school is for kids to bring out their unique qualities, potentials, and creativity alongside … Continue reading