Ready, Set, Climate Action

Audio reading by Lynn Thomas The fall of 2017 was a turning point for me. It marked my official deep dive into global projects... and I was terrified! All the 'what if' scary scenarios popped in my head like 'what if my students hate it?', or 'what if I bomb this?' Fortunately, those scary scenarios…

G is for Galileo

Audio reading by Lynn Thomas Galileo experimented, pondered, and tested theories thereby laying the foundations of what we now know as the scientific method. He was also a keen observer, inventer and thought deeply on almost everything - definitely a Renaissance man. It's an understatement to say he was very clever, and he was very clever…

The Class of 2030, What Skills Will They Need?

The biggest challenges students in kindergarten right now will face when they graduate is a rapidly changing work environment so being flexible is essential, and flexibility requires confidence. Confidence is the by-product of strong emotional intelligence and it will be necessary to successfully navigate the work-world of the future. Social-emotional intelligence ensures students are self…

C is for Crayons

The third in a series discussing the Class of 2030. I remember one Christmas getting the SUPER large box of Crayola Crayons. One hundred undulating colours of possibility. I was absolutely giddy with excitement. Imagine all the beautiful things I could draw! Astronauts or ballet dancers, camels or dragons, elephants or fairies, anything I could…

A is for Access: The A, B, Cs (and X, Y, Zs) of the Class of 2030.

The first in a series discussing the Class of 2030 There are many considerations to think about when we contemplate the changes that will occur in the next decade and what our students will need to be successful in that time-frame and beyond. Many are advocating for transforming our educational system to accommodate the needs…