The Beautiful Pursuit of Inquiry

What does it mean to know? What does it mean to understand? How do we obtain wisdom? If we hope to create life-long learners why are we focusing on what has been learned rather than the process of how to learn? These are some questions that are bubbling up for me based on a combination of what I’m working on with my AP Language and Composition course – we are digging into Plato’s The Allegory of a Cave– work I’m tackling with a subset of the MVPS ¬†powerhouse team to create a system of badges, and an immediate need to … Continue reading The Beautiful Pursuit of Inquiry

iD is not a class; It’s a Start-up (Reflective Practice Post)

This week, the Innovation Diploma Cohort is doing some reflective writing about how they are progressing as innovators. It’s with that reflective spirit that I write the following post: In iD, we’ve been working to build a culture of Team, and I’m not sure I’ve been doing the best job facilitating that. Setting norms is one thing, but living out those norms is another. We’re not consistently living out our norms yet. We’re not at a point where we care deeply about one another, our community, and our school – or at least we’re not communicating that with one another. … Continue reading iD is not a class; It’s a Start-up (Reflective Practice Post)