Being a Thinker. Showing Compassion.
One of our Core Values at the American School of Dubai is compassion. And one of the characteristics of our Student Profile is thinker. When I visited a fifth grade classroom this week and...
How do we deepen students’ thinking? And by deepening their thinking, also deepen their understanding? A group of elementary teachers are exploring these ideas through the shared experience of taking the Harvard Graduate School of Education...
Will This Work?
A highlight of my week was a visit to a third grade classroom during a science block. When I walked in, I found students buzzing with learning and excitement.
Just A Few Extra Seconds
Isn’t context important? If you’ve ever been to an amusement park, you know that a long wait time is not a good thing. Queueing for hours to board a popular ride is no fun,...
Drawing the Creative Process
When I began my career as a first grade classroom teacher, I soon discovered what a transformative year first grade is during a child’s education. I wanted to learn more about cognitive development and...