You’ve Got a Makerspace – Now What?
A guest blog post by Lausanne Learning Teacher Mentor Jessica Varela You’ve got a makerspace, now what? Your administration is excited about this new venture your school has decided is worth the time and money. The students can’t wait to get started on making something….
You Are a Design Thinker!
I just watched a video on High Tech High School in San Diego, California, an innovative, project-based public charter school that is a truly unique learning environment. Specifically it was a message from its “main man”, Larry Rosenstock. I was in the process of putting…
Guest Post: Teaching Students: Project Based Learning: Taking Risks Without Losing Sanity
Hilary Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a second major in Psychology from the University of Portland. She was a member of the Teach for America 2013 Memphis Corps. She currently teaches seventh grade English at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, TN….
Teaching Students: Critical Thinking, Pill Bugs, and Scientific Thinking
By Bill Wallace, Science Teacher at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC My Physiology class of high school juniors and seniors is alive with various sounds, smells and lights all directed at pill bugs in choice chambers on the lab benches. One pair of students…
Thinking about Teaching (and /or Learning): Collaborative Teaching
Teacher Squared & The Power of Two: Collaborative Teaching with Notes and Insights. By Kelley Brill and Dr. Paul DeAngelis, Miami Country Day School, Miami, Florida Few things can be as isolating as the profession of teaching alone in a student-filled classroom. Teaching…