Monthly Archives: September 2013

Over the first hump…

Today, it really felt like we have made it over the first hump.  For the last couple of weeks, our after school staff room meetings have been kinda crazy – in a good way – but still kinda crazy as … Continue reading

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This is what it boils down to…

Education through inquiry.  Period.  Not through courses, not through mandated learning outcomes, not through teacher directions and definitely not by worksheets.  Inquiry, inquiry, inquiry. There is just no arguing with it.  I continue to tell students that I have never, … Continue reading

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Initiative

You gotsta have it. If our students learn absolutely nothing else from their time at PSII (which would be impossible), understanding that initiative is arguably the most important thing to have for the future of work will ensure their success. … Continue reading

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Essentials – The Performing Arts

Essentials to education: The Arts. Can one be educated without any arts training?  I suppose so.  But holy cow, one would sure be missing a lot.  In my humble opinion, the arts are integral to becoming an educated individual. Indeed, … Continue reading

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This is what school should (always) be about…

Today, a few students and I had a bit of a geek out session.  It was awesome. In the back of the school, we have dedicated a room to be a workshop.  In the first couple of weeks, it has … Continue reading

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Letting go…of the old school…

What a process!  Isn’t it amazing.  I thought that I was on the very cutting edge of education, voraciously reading theory and putting it into practice.  However, teaching at PSII has been one huge eye-opener.  There are still many remnants … Continue reading

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Creativity – represent

I strongly believe that one of the most important skills for the future or work is creativity.  I continuously repeat this mantra to the students (and apologize for sounding like a broken record even though most of our digital age … Continue reading

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