I used to think, Now I think, I didn’t think of…

Project Zero Classroom continues to push my practice almost 11 months after the event. This year I've been exploring how the use of screencasting might amplify the use of these routines in class. What has been particularly interesting isn't that the children follow them - it's when they start to adapt them for their own purposes.... Continue Reading →

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To the principals: keep having those ‘hard’ conversations

As the academic year gets under way we're at the point where professional work plans and goals are being set for the year ahead. This means a meeting with a professional leader where you lay out your learning for the year. Laying out your strengths and weaknesses isn't a fun process. It often involved hearing things... Continue Reading →

The Sketchbook of Impossible Things

A few years ago I had the best PD so far of my teaching career - spending time in @sherrattsam classroom. There I was introduced to the concept of the bubblecatcher. Sam gave an address at learning2 last year on the topic of Bubblecatchers. The idea of documenting and tracing ideas appealed to me and... Continue Reading →

Links you should be reading… #Pzc2015

It's been a frantic week with plenty to read and consider at Project Zero Class.. Here are some links that caught my attention via the #PZC2015 twitter feed. Firstly. What the heck is Project Zero? Here's a lovely animation to explain. "Why walking helps us think." - as teacher we need to get our kids... Continue Reading →

#PZC2015 Smile because it happened

This week has been phenomenal. I still have so many ideas to unpack and things to think about. However I would remiss if I did not mention the amazing people I've had the pleasure of thinking and learning from this week. One of the special parts of Project Zero Classroom was the incredible study group... Continue Reading →

#pzc2015 Day 1 Taming the Wild

"We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." John Dewey. This week I am taking part in Project Zero Classroom- a week-long course run by a research group at Harvard University. The course focuses on understanding and enhancing high-level thinking and learning in different contexts. Most of the participants are from... Continue Reading →

Harvard yo! Project Zero Classroom

It wouldn't be summer if I wasn't doing something learning-related. This week I'm taking part in Project Zero Classroom, a week-long institute run out of Harvard University's education school. Those familiar with visible thinking routines will be aware of some of Project Zero's work. What I like about these routines is how simple actions can be utilised by students to activate... Continue Reading →

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