Yesterday was the release day for The Genius Hour Guidebook. It has been about a three-year journey. Gallit Zvi and I wrote it together in a Google Doc. There were several challenges and changes over those three years, but thanks to our editor, John Norton, the book finally found a home. A good strong home… Read more Exciting News
It’s that time during the summer when I can take a couple weeks to organize, clean, and create. I get neglected jobs finished, and I love this time just before school starts. Today I was looking for another document on my computer and ran across this old booklet, Rubbish Re-Creations, I wrote in 1993. I… Read more Rubbish Re-Creations
In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented. You have a choice. Mindsets are just beliefs. They’re powerful beliefs, but they’re just something in your mind, and… Read more Mindset for Learning and Growing
flickr photo shared by buistbunch under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license Recently I noticed the above picture on Michael Buist’s Instagram account. I have watched Michael’s Instagram posts about pearls of wisdom, and I was always curious. This time I asked him if he had written a post about his pearls. Good timing.… Read more Pearls of Wisdom for Second Grade English
Recently Oliver Schinkten asked the question, What is the purpose of school? (Read more provocative questions at #QinEd) I would love to hear some answers to this question. @JoyKirr @gallit_z @PaulSolarz @RobynThiessen @mrsdkrebs #QinEd pic.twitter.com/1dOZkBD0qH — Oliver Schinkten (@schink10) July 9, 2015 My first thought was that was a very big question. I believe the… Read more What is the Purpose of School?