Category Archives: The NeXt Lesson

Sometimes..If it Ain’t Broke, Break It!

As we finish up another semester of school I just wanted to spend a bit of time highlighting an amazing project done in one of our English classes. I wanted to highlight it as much for myself as for the … Continue reading

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Making Student Empowerment the Curriculum

Just came across this TED talk and it is “contagious” in the words of Kiran Bir Sethi the founder of the Riverside school in India. It talks about the schools efforts to transform itself into a studio space that is centred … Continue reading

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LL May 21.13

Knowledge Construction I have to be honest, when we at the TCDSB were first working through the ITL research, the one that gave me the most problems was Knowledge Construction. I just could not get my head around the idea … Continue reading

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LL May 16.2013

Self Regulation I was sent this video from Stepan Pruchnicky through Twitter wondering if there was an educational metaphor here. I responded to him with two tweets. This is why I love twitter because I would not have found this video, … Continue reading

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LL May 2.13

Real World Problem-Solving and Innovation I have to start this post by saying that I am a confirmed TED-aholic. What an amazing idea  and resource for just about everyone. You may notice, if you scroll through my posts, that I … Continue reading

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LL April 30.13

Collaboration Collaboration is, in my mind, the most fundamental shift for the 21st Century learner and learning environment. Not to say that there have not been elements of Collaboration throughout education but it has been traditionally a function of experiment, … Continue reading

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LL April 29.13

The neXt 6 posts will centre around an unpacking of the 6 competencies of The NeXt Lesson but I am going to break the traditional order for no other reason than access to something that I found very interesting this … Continue reading

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