There are a few Big Ideas from Deeper Learning that we really enjoy experimenting with at The Shift. Of those, Defronting the Classroom, is one of the guiding principles we used when designing our Demonstration Classroom. The idea of defronting your classroom, when used in concert with the principles of the Thinking Classroom, is a powerful tool to transform a classroom.
We sat down with Stephanie Briggs, Mathematics Program Leader at Iroquois Ridge High School and Nicole Jarvis, the HDSB Instructional Program Leader for Math to discuss the merits of Peter Lijledahl's Thinking Classroom and how it has the potential to shift not only math class, but other subjects as well in positive ways.
We enjoy working with the Thinking Classroom so much, we’ve also blogged about it!