Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

I have had this in my drafts since my last year of teaching in 2017/18 in Singapore so the writing is me from a while ago. I’m still the same I think. I’ll just add these few sentences here and press publish so that the post is out there. Ta-bloody-da. —————————————————————— Heading into my second […]

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 17:57 0 comments

Another year starts and another exciting range of Grade 8 students, each with their own unique learning background, pop up in my class list. To know the students’ backgrounds is to know how to teach. This year I have a wide spectrum of English language learners in my classes and so I need to ensure […]

Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 09:34 0 comments

As the stars aligned two things happened a few months ago. Our music ¬†teacher was going to throw out some old musical instruments and Grade 4 were doing a unit on the global impact of consumer choices. We decided that we would get each Grade 4 class to create a sculpture or piece of art […]

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 15:35 0 comments

I started off our design thinking exploration this school year with a Grade 2-8 introductory lesson. I did the classic¬†straw tower challenge that’s par for the course in any design thinking workshop. There are other variations out there – spaghetti, marshmallows (not recommended). It’s an easily set-up activity and thoroughly engaging for students from elementary […]

Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 13:32 0 comments
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