taking the leap

taking the leap

For most people, our life’s journey leads us to a crossroads and beautifully daunting choices lay ahead. Robert Frost knew this all too well. In his “The Road Not Taken” poem, he talks about looking out on the two paths and feeling sad that he...
solution making

solution making

For the last 6 weeks, I’ve been emerging myself in the world of┬áDesign Thinking. My learning journey has taken me (and my students) on a voyage I didn’t expect. But now that my (virtual) bags are unpacked and I can reflect on my experience, I feel as if...
first grade reflections

first grade reflections

We are always reflecting in my classroom. What did you know? What do you know now? How do you know you know what you know? My poor students have to reflect, explain their thinking, and recalibrate their ideas at every twist and turn. But today, the tables have turned....
prototyping their learning

prototyping their learning

Using Design Thinking in the classroom can have meaningful effects on student learning and ability to solution make (rather than problem solve). But throughout my own personal learning journey most ideas I’ve come across have been a far stretch for the type of...
it takes a village

it takes a village

The adage says “It takes a village to raise a child.” But in this case, it took a village (of students across 5 different countries) to write a story. Here is the journey of our Travelling Tales village: and here is our finished tale: I’m thankful to...