Child Development · Discussions · Passion Projects · Student-centred · Student-led

Genius Hour: dream BIG

This year, my students have been enjoying their passion projects. I still have a lot to learn and there are certain things that I want to do differently next year, but this allocated time for exploring passions (commonly known as Genius Hour) has been one of the most rewarding parts of teaching this year. It is… Continue reading Genius Hour: dream BIG

Behaviour · How We Organise Ourselves · Organisation · Student-led · Tuning In

Silent Teacher Day

How would your class function without you? On Tuesday, I did not speak. My teaching partner didn’t either. We were in class (for safety/legal reasons), but we ignored our students and subtly took notes about what was happening and what was said. This learning engagement was jointly inspired by Paul Solarz and Tania Lattanzio. In… Continue reading Silent Teacher Day

Action · Hidden Curriculum · International-mindedness · Student-led

Action and Service Volunteers

It is with great pride that I share details of one of our school’s leadership programmes. Loosely based on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, our very own Action and Service Volunteers (ASV) programme encourages students to serve both the school community and the wider community. They are awarded for their hard work and dedication. I… Continue reading Action and Service Volunteers

Assessment · Child Development · Differentiation · Passion Projects · Professional Development · Student-centred · Student-led

Genius Hour: passions with purpose

I’m excited to announce that I have taken the plunge into the unknown and introduced Genius Hour to my students. We are all absolutely loving it! Following the first few sessions, I want to use my blog as a platform for reflection. As I type, I’m considering successes so far and how I can make better… Continue reading Genius Hour: passions with purpose