I have a garden and last summer I had a bumper crop of black currants last summer. There are often times at harvest when I have too much to handle and so I’m learning strategies to save that summer taste for use all winter long. I like to approach any sort of abundance with the […]
In secondary school we often see teachers as subject specialists. In elementary school we see teachers as generalists but facilitating many activities that cross subject boundaries. Authors Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case outline 3 contrasting foundational beliefs about teaching and learning, and the role of the teacher is listed in the discovery, didactic and thinking […]
Authors Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case don’t go easy on the reader in the first chapter so I think it’s important to ease into the critical thinking with a bit of philosophy. I have often been criticized for being quick to jump at anything shiny and new in education so I found Chapter 1 to […]
We’re midway in our August book “Creating Thinking Classrooms” and author Garfield Gini-Newman has agreed to join us for a lively discussion on this topic: How schools need to refocus the goals in order to better prepare students. Join us here live at 2:30 ET or via the Twitter stream at #BIT16Reads .
I’ve only read Chapters 1 and 2 (and 10) in Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case’s Creating Thinking Classrooms, but I can feel the foundation of my beliefs, the pillars of my teaching and the roof of my practice shifting. I’m looking through two of my school roles as I read this book. Firstly, I have to […]
Today I submitted this paper as a part of Treasure Mountain Canada 2016. If you don’t know this is an event that involves the best minds in Canadian School Libraries. To see all the papers, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/treasuremountaincanada4/home Be sure to follow the live events on the blog: http://tmcanada.blogspot.ca/ Be sure to follow the hashtag this week: […]