Coetail Final Project

Coetail Final Project

I can't believe that my Coetail journey is coming to an end, but I am excited to finish in such a high note introducing my final project with this post. The most important aim that I had for my final project, revamping my Creative Minds unit, was for students to have voice, choice and ownership [...]

Coetail Community Engagement – Expanding my PLN through Active Contribution and Participation

Coetail Community Engagement – Expanding my PLN through Active Contribution and Participation

As I approach the end of my Coetail journey and I reflect on how I have changed as an educator, I must acknowledge that not only the course itself has had an impact on me. With an approach to community learning, Coetail encouraged me to engage with my fellow cohort members through comments on each [...]

Creative Minds – A unit built on global connections and student agency

Creative Minds – A unit built on global connections and student agency

At the end of last year, when I choose to revamp my Creative Minds G6 English-Humanities unit (read more about it here), I was excited at the prospect of making the unit more grounded and relatable to my students. At the same time, I wanted my students to choose their own paths of inquiry according to [...]

Course 4 Final Project – Overhauling an MYP Individuals and Societies Unit

Course 4 Final Project – Overhauling an MYP Individuals and Societies Unit

Well, that went by really fast. I can't believe that I am already planning the final project of my Coetail journey. Without further ado, here is the rationale for my project. Why do you think this unit is a good possibility for your Course 5 project? I chose the Creative Minds unit from my Grade 6 [...]

“Screens Down” and other Tales of Managing Technology in the Modern Classroom

“Screens Down” and other Tales of Managing Technology in the Modern Classroom

"Screens down" is probably the first intentional strategy that I learned for managing the use of laptops in my class. I have been teaching in a 1:1 school for the last ten years, and I was part of a small group of teachers who piloted this programme before its full implementation. As part of the [...]

The Ups and Downs of Flipping the Classroom

The Ups and Downs of Flipping the Classroom

Flipping the classroom is one of those instructional strategies that seems to elicit opposing reactions from educators: some vow by it arguing that is an excellent avenue for student-centered learning, whilst others claim that it is essentially the lecture-model of teaching in disguise. The University of Texas at Austin succinctly explains what a flipped classroom is [...]