The Importance of “Quality Ignorance”

The Importance of “Quality Ignorance”

NEW IDEAS Return to New Ideas If we want individuals who can embrace “quality ignorance” and ask good questions we need a learning framework that supports this. The beauty of CBL is that it provides a scaffolding that celebrates the asking of questions and allows for...
Sage on the Stage Or Guide on the Side?

Sage on the Stage Or Guide on the Side?

NEW IDEAS Return to New Ideas Just because words rhyme and create a catchy phrase does not make them correct. Before they become the basis for decision making and practice they need to be thoroughly unpacked and discussed. In fact we should make it a practice to...
Reflection: Lessons from Coding

Reflection: Lessons from Coding

NEW IDEAS Return to New Ideas This reflective commenting on the code of our experiences will help us (mentors and students) become better learners and practitioners of CBL. If we do not reflect or simply describe our activities we will never develop the deep insights...
CBL in the Elementary Classroom

CBL in the Elementary Classroom

NEW IDEAS Return to New Ideas CBL facilitates connections — deeper relationships that evolve between classmates and myself as co-collaborator on the learning journey. It is these connections that help kids see that they matter, that help them care. FollowFollow By...
The Power of Frameworks

The Power of Frameworks

NEW IDEAS Return to New Ideas CBL provides a framework to deal with the challenges that we find and the ones that “find” us. The more we are versed in the framework, have visualized successfully using the process and prepared for the bumps in the road the more...
For Learning Sake – Slow Down

For Learning Sake – Slow Down

NEW IDEAS Return to New Ideas If we persist in an adult controlled calendar driven march towards preconceived solutions, we will continue to suffer the significant opportunity costs of lost ideas, students, and teachers. In a world filled with complex challenges, some...