Design

This week we have focused on mini projects to reinforce good design practices and have some fun. This week students prepared and presented their design sketches to ‘clients’ otherwise known as their classmates. In groups of 3 they took turns presenting their ideas and...

Looking Ahead and Tuning In

The grade 10 have been looking forward to what the next 2 years will look like for their University entrance exams: the Diploma Programme or another 2-year program. They have been reviewing the practical skills that will be required in science and grading real student...

Design

It’s been a week of exploration for all students now that their summative assessments have been completed. Sketching is an important part of developing ideas. Students watched a YouTube video demonstrating effective product sketching techniques and then evaluated the...

Summer Time and Teen Well-Being

I read this article this week and am sharing it with you now because it was so helpful to me as I thought about the upcoming summer. The article as well as other useful information can be found here. Summer is here! For many teens, the unstructured days of summer...

Blackout Poetry

Contrary to what it sounds like, blackout poetry is not about blacking out from reading poetry. Rather, it is an interesting form of ‘found poetry’ developed by Austin Kleon in 2005. In this method, poets take a printed document such as a newspaper or a...