Computational Thinking, Learning Skills, 6Cs, and 4Ps - Why Teach Coding?

Computational Thinking, Learning Skills, 6Cs, and 4Ps – Why Teach Coding?

I’ve been doing some extensive reading by by Jeannette Wing about a term known as Computational Thinking . She testifies that Computational Thinking represents 21st century fluencies as a fundamental skill – as much as reading, writing and arithmetic. It represents a universally applicable attitude and skill set everyone, not just computer scientists, would be eager […]

What's the Big Idea? Just Another Post About Hats

What’s the Big Idea? Just Another Post About Hats

Monday of this week I attended another Creating Pathways to Success committee meeting at one of our high schools. I look forward to these meetings as it gives us a chance to talk. Elementary folks, secondary folks, teachers, guidance, people, consultants, etc. all talking about the destinations and how to motivate students to achieve. This […]

Fighting the Fight – Are You an Enforcer?

We had our first snowfall here last week in southern Ontario. It was nothing like Buffalo, but enough to make driving problematic. Fortunately, our infamous snowplow folks had the school’s parking lot shovelled by the time staff were arriving so parking wasn’t an issue – kudos to you! However, something looked funny out back. Like really […]

If You Can Google the Question, it Sucks - The Afterglow: #bit14 & #edcampswo

If You Can Google the Question, it Sucks – The Afterglow: #bit14 & #edcampswo

What a week. With the exception of a few hours on Friday, I haven’t been home since Tuesday morning. Don’t get me wrong, that isn’t a complaint. My head is spinning though with excitement and inspiration. #bit14 was awesome, like always. Rumours had the total audience at around 1550 teachers from all over the country. […]