Monthly Archives: November 2013

Interdisciplinaryness

Cross-pollinate.  It is where innovation comes from. At the moment, a colleague and I have this sweet arts/science thing going on. Today, we experimented with making sugar glass.  While not the most rigorous of science experiments, it was still an … Continue reading

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Walking the tightrope

Walking the tightrope at the moment. On the one side, I fall into the responsibility of the teacher – I feel responsible for making sure they progress, learn skills and become awesome. On the other side, I fall into kindness. … Continue reading

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The highs and the lows

I love education.  I do.  I really, really do.  It is the one thing that has the power to lift a person out of poor circumstances.   Changing education and creating a new system in its place are tremendously challenging. … Continue reading

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Through the artistic lens…

Learn by doing.  I strongly believe in “getting your hands dirty education” and picking things up as you go along.  That is how I see the arts and hence, it is how I see teaching.  We are working on film, … Continue reading

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Oh the irony…how it burns!

Just when I thought I could get away from the system and its oppressive mandated curriculum, I seem to be thrown into the fray of a tracking system for the BC Ministry of Education inspectors that has me looking at … Continue reading

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Check the body

Understanding the body is essential learning.  I don’t particularly care what form it takes – team sports, parkour, walking up hills, whatever. But it is essential.  I have seen bad physical activity habits spill over into the rest of a … Continue reading

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40 alternatives to university

Today, we took the school to the university. I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, it was awesome.  We got to check out the largest electron microscope in the world.  It is insane what it can do.  Picometers.  Huh? … Continue reading

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