What is student agency and should we care?

What is student agency and should we care?

The idea of ‘agency’ has been tossed about prominently for the last few years, but seems to be taking a step to the forefront of many educator’s minds once again. Even the PYP programme will be enhanced this coming Fall to more directly address agency and its role....
What can schools learn from skateparks?

What can schools learn from skateparks?

What can schools learn from skateparks? Whilst on my way home from school this week I went past a ,relatively new, skatepark. It was a beautiful day and the park was very busy. There were people on skateboards, rollerblades, kids on scooters, even toddlers on their...
Coaching: Learning along with the Learners

Coaching: Learning along with the Learners

As a coach, I have been thrown into the world of 3d printing. This is my story: Im pretty new to 3D printing. About 3 months ago a few Grade 2 students asked me if they could print something on the 3D printer during their iTime (See this post by Kath Murdoch on...
Feedback for Current #COETAIL-ers

Feedback for Current #COETAIL-ers

As the school year winds down, there’s a lot of activity on the COETAIL feed! Online 4 just finished Course 5 while Online 5 just finished Course 4. This time of year is a great opportunity to get involved in the COETAIL community. There are Course 5 final...

If I were to start it all over again…

When I was 20 years old and living in Melbourne, I worked at an old world Italian restaurant. It was a tiny place. Sandro, the owner, had emigrated to Australia in the 1950’s, and he had some great stories to tell. One night he struck up a nostalgic conversation...