by Matt Renwick | Mar 20, 2014 | Connected Leadership, Less Teacher, More Student, Passion Based Learning, Voices
The kids in principal Matt Renwick’s afterschool computer club love the time they spend creating (and destroying) things in the virtual world of Minecraft. Can these experiences help students develop a “growth mindset” and essential lifelong skills like effort, persistence, and positive attitude? Renwick is beginning to think so.
by Matt Renwick | Mar 10, 2014 | Connected Leadership, Less Teacher, More Student, Passion Based Learning, Voices
After several weeks of trying out a variety of web tools and games, principal Matt Renwick and his teaching partner decide the afterschool enrichment club may need a little more focus. They propose that students learn screencasting by developing short presentations with the general theme “How to Do One Thing Really Well.” Matt highlights three students’ experiences.