Posts Tagged ‘design’

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

I’ve had more discussions with students in the last few weeks about behavior and ethical dilemmas than I’ve had in the last two years put together. Working with 20 Grade 3 to 5 students has brought up many interesting situations of communal living and societal issues and I’ve had more opportunities to create a democratic environment with […]

Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 01:04 6 comments
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