Is this the kind of classroom that our children deserve? Seriously? After publishing my blog post about a group of 30 students walking into a restaurant and expecting a single server to meet all their unique needs I received many comments describing the extremely challenging classrooms found in BC. However, this picture of a classroom […]
Here is a snippet of Seth Godin’s blog posted by one of my favourite education bloggers, Chris Kennedy; K-12 is not about collecting credits — it is bigger than that. A K-12 education is about learning content, but it is also about experiencing citizenship, being part of a community we call “school”. Classes are about […]
Okay, two video links in one day, but it is very worthwhile. The power of words …
Very cool little video to have a look at. It is a ten minute clip but it is a great way to spend ten minutes.
The most frequent question I get about the SFU Senate is, “What does the senate actually do?” Well, here is the answer; Senate is responsible for the academic governance of the University and so it must be concerned with all important matters that bear on teaching and research in the University; this includes the development […]
This week I accepted a nomination to the Simon Fraser University Senate. I am nominated as a student rep for the Faculty of Education to the SFU Senate. If I am elected to the SFU senate I will bring to the SFU senate the same level of energy and enthusiasm that I bring to my […]
I remember years ago working with a school administrator who was consulting his community about introducing a new form of education delivery. It really was not all that new and it was not really that revolutionary; the key change was that students would be (gasp) encouraged to think for themselves. The proposed delivery model was […]