Cognito Lens

Using a framework, such as the Cognito Lens, nurtures critical and creative thinking skills. Etymology: Defining the word, classifying  the etymology of the word so there is a rich narrative and wonder is stoked. History: Interpret and review how the item/concept...

The Super Six

How we teach should be intentionally holistic. Learning opportunities focus on teaching the whole child with the use of our planning framework, the Super Six . Spiritual – Internal Self The Spiritual self is our internal consciousness, which encompasses how we...

Ten Minute Focus

Purposeful practice to impart information If we are to impart information – content knowledge – then educators need to know how to set up their didactic information sharing using the latest research into memory and retention. Adopting John Medina’s...

The Lesson Plan

Lesson plans need to consider key aspects of a quality lesson: A successful plan for any lesson (or learning event) allows for prior thinking and includes lots of scope for change, as we are guided not by the document but by the questions and discussions of our...

The Learning Pattern

Thematic (Integral), Proficiency (Conceptual), Experiential (Contextual).   The Thematic Stage is the engagement focus – FUN! It starts with an activity/exercise or interesting hook (video snippet) for at most twenty minutes. This stage integrates dance, music,...