Reflection has tremendous impact on increasing self directed learning and engagement. I've learned to appreciate this in the PIDP program as there is a consistent them of reflective practice through assignments utilizing the focussed conversation model. I can appreciate though that this would become a frustrating exercise for those not willing to be reflective, or … Continue reading Dear diary ..
Photo credit: Tough Mudder The muddiest point is a classroom assessment technique that involves asking students the most confusing or difficult point of a recently completed lesson. The muddiest point question is usually asked anonymously and can be submitted on actual written cards or even electronically . I have often used fill in the blank … Continue reading The muddiest point
My undergrad was in engineering. In the exams we wrote there most definitely was one right answer and if you were lucky you may have gotten part marks for getting part way there. Perhaps that's why when studying business later in life I really enjoyed doing case studies. In case studies there isn't always one right … Continue reading No right answer
In a recent forum discussion I was introduced to the concept of appreciative inquiry (AI). Created by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva in the 1980’s AI focuses on creating change through focussing on the ideal state rather than the problems state. As David Cooperrider explains it well in his video "Leading change is all about … Continue reading What’s wrong with this picture?
My dad is left handed. Not because he set out to be that way that's just the way he is. His penmanship rivals that of physicians. Depending on your "vintage" you can probably remember a time in your own education when things were a little different. Whether it be fashion, trend, or a gogie, those same … Continue reading My dad is left handed.
We can all probably remember a pivotal field trip (s) from our elementary years. For me it was seeing King Tut at the ROM. It spurred an interest in science and opened my mind to the word of archeology. In my sons school one teacher had a reputation for doing field trips weekly. Wearing … Continue reading A change of scenery.
I've written before in the importance of community student engagement. Often I will ask student's to share their experience with the class but this can be a challenge in that not all students are willing to share with the whole class. It also becomes limiting in the time it takes for everyone to participate. Dyadic … Continue reading Dyadic Interviews