Teaching Critical Thinking with Scholastic "Mysteries"

Rambling introduction: I have a love / hate relationship with Scholastic, and…


World Trek - An Interdisciplinary Adventure Course

One of my new years' resolutions is to post each Friday (though there may be…


Coursework through Plants Vs. Zombies

Our grade 2 son is a tremendous fan of Plants vs. Zombies, a tower defense game…


Creating Coursework - 3 Approaches

I wanted to quickly explain the three main approaches that I'm taking this year…


Location Based Learning - Williams Park

One of the strategies I'm using this fall for integrated learning is to use a…


Course Design: Earth Science through "Simple World"

Hanging out the other morning with my boys, I tested an idea I'd had on…


Course Design: ADST through LEGO

I had other course design pieces I was going to publish sooner, but today when…


Ignite-Ish: 5 Minute Per Passion

This summer I was hugely impacted by the "Yes & Yes Yes" unconference I…


Designing Grade 2

One of the best parts of this upcoming year is getting to work with Ellison…


PAC Man: More than Bake Sales!

If you’ve had a child in school, changes are you’ve had some kind of…