World Creativity and Innovation Day

World Creativity and Innovation Day

World Creativity and Innovation Day The United Nations has set 21 April aside to celebrate human creativity and innovation. In these very complex and challenging times, creativity is needed more than ever, particularly in education.  Crises are crucibles of...
Boost Student Engagement by Remaking Our Literacy Practices

Boost Student Engagement by Remaking Our Literacy Practices

Based on Remaking Literacy: Innovative Instructional Strategies for Maker Learning At the end of a hallway, one classroom is buzzing with excitement. More than 50 students are packed in the room, sitting on desks and the floor, with others perched on stools. They are...
Kicking Open the Trap Door of Student Engagement

Kicking Open the Trap Door of Student Engagement

On a recent visit to a school, I listened to a student who complained to that everything that he was asked to do by his teacher was boring. When I asked him what he would like to learn about, he promptly responded, “Something interesting, like maybe something about...