Sometimes you never know…

One of the most enduring lessons that I've taken from CAS is that the when, where, why, and how of students reach the 7 Learning Outcomes in experiential learning are very hard to predict. Similarly the applicability of the passions and skill-sets that are discovered and unleashed  in CAS don't always occur as you expect or anticipate. Consider these factors of relevance, sustainability, passion, and 'grit' as you read Bao Cao's CAS story. From a start in helping to organise soccer games, tournaments ...

The Vacation Question

This week and throughout this month schools resume and students and teachers return after their summer, or winter, mid-year break. While we most often associate vacations with fun and not learning, Matt Davis is an educational blogger for Edutopia and he explores this dual feature in a post about student engagement over a holiday period. A common thread of conversation on the first day back in the schoolyard and in faculty room conversations is ‘the vacation question’, “What did you do in your ...