Make better Mirrors.

Make better Mirrors.

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein How can we better teach students to understand their own learning? Earlier in the month, I put together this post on reflection and refraction: or my thoughts on the need to make sure our networks are...
Reflection and Refraction in The Classroom

Reflection and Refraction in The Classroom

If reflection can only happen in learning ecologies where learners are given time and direction, refraction can only happen in environments where we believe in transparency, networks and perspective. Schools and societies need both. I believe that portfolios/blogs are...
From fire hydrant to drinking fountain

From fire hydrant to drinking fountain

Welcome to your 2017-2018 Academic Year! I had a(nother) great chat with our Head of PSE, Louisa the other day, and it inspired this post (thanks, Louisa). We teach and live in a world with more resources than ever before.  With all we have access to, sometimes it is...
Your True Teacher Self

Your True Teacher Self

This post is inspired by Invisibilia’s podcast episode available here: “You think that there is some essence of who you are that will endure regardless of the situation or the context but the fact is this is actually not the case.”  The longer...
Calling time-out.

Calling time-out.

Sport Gestein flickr photo by WarrenMillerEnt shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license “Do we want to measure skill as precisely as possible, or do we just want to feel alive?” The question above comes from one of my all time favorite Youtube...