tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5007077898952111696.post5452703726692480418..comments2017-05-29T06:17:09.517-07:00Comments on I Have an Opinion About Learning: Visiting High Tech High: What We Can Take Back With UsPeter Jory Sea to Skyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04603699808321345716noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5007077898952111696.post-85898968910682736372012-06-28T18:12:33.860-07:002012-06-28T18:12:33.860-07:00Thanks for the response! Looking forward to more c...Thanks for the response! Looking forward to more collaboration and seeing more SMAD. The more SMAD the better, I say.Peter Jory LCSShttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04603699808321345716noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5007077898952111696.post-33112324804406231062012-06-24T10:55:03.888-07:002012-06-24T10:55:03.888-07:00I concur that collaboration is key to effective, a...I concur that collaboration is key to effective, authentic project-based learning. With our SMAD projects (Students Making a Difference), I discovered that the whole school community (clerical, admin, supervision staff, parents, teachers) became part of the team. Developing a supportive mind set among all stakeholders quickly became part of my role as the Principal, particularly as many of the activities occurred during lunch or recess. A Red Cross floor hockey tournament, NEDA body image awareness walk, Playground Builders popcorn sales fundraiser, Jane Goodall Foundation presentations, were some of the projects.ksaengerhttp://ksaenger.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5007077898952111696.post-42434865653167202352012-06-18T12:42:04.652-07:002012-06-18T12:42:04.652-07:00I'm no mathematician but I would like to think...I'm no mathematician but I would like to think it is possible to do more learning through math projects. The teachers at HTH are hopeful too, and continue to work at finding a balance of strategies and styles to meet their needs. It will be useful to check back every few years to see what new pieces we could take away with us as our processes evolve, too. I agree about the touring and have learned many things from my colleagues in other districts and jurisdictions. Thanks very much for the comment and the RT. BTW, I linked your short blog on ignoring research to a previous post. It was spot on and probably explained what happened in my later start process. PJPeter Jory LCSShttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04603699808321345716noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5007077898952111696.post-78369228324332383582012-06-18T11:44:49.438-07:002012-06-18T11:44:49.438-07:00I feel fairly certain that mathematics is not such...I feel fairly certain that mathematics is not such a privileged domain of knowledge that it is not possible to teach it in a project based way. Seymour Papert certainly proved that it was possible, provided you were willing to extend your definition of mathematics beyond the traditional symbols and curriculum that form most mathematics courses. Hopefully we can have more conversations around what mathematics is actually taught, and broaden the scope of what it means to be able to think like a mathematician.<br /><br />I think that touring a school is an excellent way to learn. I've actually found that every school tour I've done has helped me grow, and expand my ideas around what makes schools work, even when I tour schools that don't work.Davidhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08098221991466148258noreply@blogger.com