The Student-Driven Classroom

The Student-Driven Classroom

Picture a traditional classroom. Where is the teacher standing? Where are the students? Who is doing most of the talking? What sorts of activities are the students engaged in? Chances are you imagined the teacher at the head of the class, largely running the show by...
Inquiry-based Learning requires support

Inquiry-based Learning requires support

Inquiry based learning is a fantastic tool, placing students’ questions and ideas at the centre of the classroom, and structuring learning around discovering answers rather than distinct subject areas. The teacher acts as a more passive guide who facilitates learning,...
Failure at School – Why it’s Not Always Bad

Failure at School – Why it’s Not Always Bad

There’s a famous quote by Thomas Edison that goes: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” I think it’s pretty inspirational, and that there’s a lot we can learn from it. It’s a quote expressing the idea that both failure and resilience are...