The Heroic Classroom: Perseverance and Purpose

      By Christa Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6 Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher) Welcome back to: The Heroic Classroom.  Over the course of this year I am on the hunt for two things: 1.  Reflections on my lessons and how various Heroic Qualities present themselves. 2.  Observations of how/if students recognize Cognitive Tools in action […]

The Heroic Classroom: Flexibility and Story

        By Christa Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6 Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher) Welcome back to: The Heroic Classroom.  Over the course of this year I am on the hunt for two things: 1.  Reflections on my lessons and how various Heroic Qualities present themselves. 2.  Observations of how/if students recognize Cognitive Tools in […]

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The Heroic Classroom: Trust and Ownership

By Christa Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6 Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher) Welcome back to: The Heroic Classroom.  Over the course of this year I am on the hunt for two things: 1.  Reflections on my lessons and how various Heroic Qualities present themselves. 2.  Observations of how/if students recognize Cognitive Tools in action and how they […]

Learning Math Through Stories

By Al Rudnitsky (Professor of Education & Child Study, Smith College) The speed at which many children’s informal knowledge of mathematics becomes separated from the more formal math they encounter in school is a challenge for math educators.   As Jo Boaler says (2008), “Over time school children realize that when you enter Mathsland you leave […]

The Brain Fit Super Power of the Month: Generosity

By Natalie Hunniford (Educator, Counsellor, author of the Brain Fit Tool Kit and creator of The Brain Fit Super Powers school program) I am someone who has worked in the school system for the last 20 years as a teacher, counsellor, and parent and I am very aware that December is a month full of […]