David Truss

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Twitter EDU

UPDATE: This post has been vastly improved on, and made into an ebook.<p>Below, you’ll find the material this ebook is based on, but the ebook is much …

Learning and Failure

Failure can be very unproductive. It can stem from a lack of effort, resources, support, knowledge, and reflection. Failure can also be an amazing …

A framework for inquiry

On Monday at the Inquiry Hub, when students come to school this Points of Inquiry image is going to be in all classrooms and learning spaces.<p>In year …

Shifting Learning - Presentation for RSCON4

<b>Shifting Learning – What Did You Learn At School Today?</b> <b><br>We hear a lot these days about project based learning, inquiry based learning, etc… What does</b> …

Networked Chambers Do Not Echo

I haven’t blogged or been on Twitter nearly as much as I’d like to be recently. Nor have I been reading as much blogs as I have in the past. My world …

Perpetual Beta

A while back, I wrote that best practice is still just practice.<p><i>Teaching is a practice. We practice teaching. We have an obligation to do our best,</i> …

Risk and Reward

I've been reading Seth Godin's Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, and he wrote this:<p><i>How to be Wrong: “The secret of being wrong isn’t to avoid being</i> …

Positively Memidemic

Dean Shareski started it! (And that's a good thing.)<p>In his post It’s Not Really PD, Dean says about the (mis)use of the term 'Professional …

My Bad

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Lorenzo<p>Reffing a few years ago, I was officiating a college game with a three-person crew, I felt that …

Seven Levers of Highly Effective School Leaders

<i>‘What matters most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least’</i><p>Johann Wolfgang Goethe<p><b>Highly effective school leaders prioritise what most</b> …

Looking Back

It’s just after 6am on my last day of work before summer, and I’m in a Starbucks having a coffee. I had to drop my daughter to her synchronized …

Synchronized Swimming

8 Principal leadership tips for the new year…

I recently had the opportunity to hear <b>Andy Greene, Middle School Principal from New York</b>, speak to us about collaboration and the PLC process. From …

Managing Complex Change

This graphic sums it up brilliantly:<p>I first saw it in a presentation on SlideShare by Silvia Tolisano, Shifting to 21st Century Learning, and tracked …

"Stuff, not people."

The Inquiry Hub - Bright Ideas Gallery

On his personal blog, Greg Miyanaga wrote this on a post about innovation:<p><i>For the last eighteen months, I have been investigating innovation in my</i> …

Godin - The cost of neutral

In a compelling blog post, ‘The cost of neutral‘, Seth Godin says,<p><i>“Not adding value is the same as taking it away.”</i><p>The short, poignant post is …

A Lesson on Win-Win

After years of teaching this lesson I finally wrote it down for my masters terminal paper for the University of Oregon: DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE …

Lessons on living life

Two days ago Zach Sobiech died. He was 18. It was expected.<p>I just sat with my wife and oldest child watching this 22 minute video. It says more about …

Don’t let your teaching strengths become leadership liabilities

This week, I had some wonderful conversations with colleagues about leadership, and the skills needed to be successful in it. Whether you’re a formal …

Inquiry drives Learning

David Truss is the Vice Principal and Lead Administrator of the Inquiry Hub in Vancouver, British Columbia. We interviewed Dave about the design of …

Successful Garden Building Day

It happened on a cloudy day on April 26. It was the day–the day everything was going to happen! Our garden was going to be built. We were running …

Planning for inquiry…

<b>‘</b><b>Language is a vehicle for communication and self expression.</b>‘<p>It’s a starting point for a central idea for a new inquiry unit in How We Express …

iHub Garden Build

[Cross-Posted on the HUB Blog]<p>Last Friday three students at the Inquiry Hub Secondary School, in Coquitlam BC, organized a garden build. It started …

6 key ingredients to the art of storytelling

<b>It seems to me that storytelling should be an intricate part of what we do, and what we teach in schools.</b><p>In my first year at university I had the …

Ten Myths About Technology

some of the best moments are low-tech<p>Sometimes my view on technology seems paradoxical and messy. Sometimes it feels like cognitive dissonance. I …