AMD Case Study Report Nov. 2013

Putting education in context  School District 42 is in the municipality of Maple Ridge and the District of Pitt Meadows in British Columbia, Canada. Public educators there have been working to complement their conventional school system with a revolutionary approach to teaching—one that doesn’t rely on desks, chairs, blackboards, or even a classroom. Local educator […]

Parents petition for changes to math

Parents concerned with Canada’s dropping math scores have started a petition to have educators return to teaching basic math skills. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development measures the academic ability of 15-year-olds in 65 countries. Overall, Canada ranked 13th. The Canadian score in math of 518 still ranked above the average score of 494, […]

Taking Learning Outside

One of the key themes of our education transformation work is to create the conditions where students can pursue learning experiences that truly appeal to their interests and passions. Sometimes these experiences take place in the traditional classroom; other times they take place in a community setting like a recreation centre or a job site; […]

Group Learning Stories Part 7

Mandalas Dayna taught us that some key characteristics of mandalas are that they are circular, and usually involve at least one pair of concentric circles (one circle at the core, and another outer circle), they are often divided into at least four quadrants, and they have symmetry in them. These are all good mathematical, and […]

Group Learning Stories Part 6

Dissection Round Two: Why one dissection day just isn’t enough There is so much to study and learn about salmon anatomy. Just like when you first see a new place, there is so much to take in and the more time you spend there, the more details you begin to notice. As the kids get […]