Snapshot in the development of The Mosaic Collective… As we continue to develop here’s a “bio” that best describes our program right now: Born in 2014 out of experience, frustration, curiosity, and a sense of educational righteousness, The Mosaic Collective is a project-based, problem-based, inquiry-based, and challenge-based learning environment housed in a traditional public high school.… Read More Mosaic Development, Our Working “Bio”
On Monday, Dec 15, Thomas Grauman, visited Mosaic and shared his memories as a Holocaust survivor and passenger on the Winton Train. Thank you, Christina Classen and Margie Schoedel for organizing his visit and talk and for working with our students before, during, and after to make Tom’s visit a deep learning experience for the entire… Read More The Winton Train and Mosaic
I’ve been a tad bit neglectful of my Mosaic-180 duties, but with good reason. Not only are other Mosaic teachers blogging now (Michael, Shaun, and Nadelle), but so are the students. I’m thinking that I will use this blog to write about big ideas and issues that we are encountering and learning from – as… Read More Days 71 – 75: The Turnip!
My colleague, John Buch, sent the following email and slides to his fellow math teachers and to a few others. Three standing ovations, two hip-hip-hoorays, and a loud and crisp high five to John. I love this and can’t thank him enough for having the vision to share such material with his colleagues. Can you… Read More Sharing Deep Thoughts
T.S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding” We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. I’ve often stated that a grand experiment in education would be to simply erect a circus-style tent and fill it with children and… Read More Understanding by Design – Hands On, Minds on Design, That Is
I struggle. I’m struggling. We all feel good and bad at times – we can feel in control and we can feel completely overwhelmed, but right now, I keep falling into a valley of sorts. I struggle to trust administration and educational leaders. I just don’t think they get it at times. And I try to… Read More Row, Row, Row … Your Boat