An Approach to Feedback

Giving and receiving quality, timely and specific feedback is truly a lifelong and transferable skill. When students have taken risks and poured a significant amount of themselves into their demonstrations of learning, receiving feedback can at times be a challenging and off-putting experience. Receiving feedback needs to truly acknowledge our students personal investment in the... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the LAUNCH Cycle

At the start of this year, I read the book LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student by John Spencer and A. J. Juliani. It was a useful read that built on my growing repertoire of readings that broaden and challenge my views on inquiry-based, interest-driven approaches... Continue Reading →

Trekking Everest Base Camp

There were many different titles I could have given this post: ‘Falling to the communists on Everest’, ‘Trekking with a Chesty’, ‘Aunt Flo and I make it part way up a very big mountain’, ‘Cough, Climb, Cough, Climb’, ‘Clumsiest Trekker in History’, ‘Darwin Girl Freezes on Everest’ and so on. They all sound a little... Continue Reading →

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