Although Inquiry-Based Learning has been around since the 1960’s there is still an apprehension on the part of many teachers in implementing it in the classroom and making it commonplace. Wilcox, Kruse and Clough argue that this is due to the fact that there are s...

I am always on the hunt for articles that help me build on my educational philosophy. In my searching I stumbled upon an article that intrigued me by Joe Krajcik (2015) that focuses on what he calls Project-Based Science. In his article Krajcik discusses the huge shift...

Let me take you back to the start of this school year when we at Brilliant Labs Headquarters partnered with LEARNEast and hosted our first (of many) adult nights for teachers. This was an exciting and new concept for us but something that the whole HQ team had been pla...

I recently stumbled upon Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg and his work in defining the importance of resilience in youth. I can relate to this both on a personal and professional level. In his book, Building Resilience in Children and Teens (Ginsburg et al. 2015), Ginsburg talks a...

     When the classroom shifts to an environment that focuses on Project-Based Learning (PBL) the students become the centre of what drives activities throughout the year. With the teacher at the helm helping direct student projects so that curriculum outcomes are met,...

Why not? It seems like a simple statement, but it can be a powerful way to instill independence in your makerspace environment. In our makerspaces and classrooms, we are always working toward encouraging students to think critically and to develop 21st century skills....

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