THINKING ROUTINES WORK - IF USED ROUTINELY: AN IGNITE TALK BY 2017-2018 AGENCY BY DESIGN OAKLAND TEACHER FELLOW ED CRANDALL
“The students will RESIST. One student told me, ‘This isn’t science. Mr. Crandell, this is a cult.’”
Ed Crandall is the Science, Making and Robotics Teacher at Lighthouse Community Charter School. During his fellowship year, Ed spent his time focused on the Agency by Design thinking routines by consistently incorporating them into his classes. In his talk entitled, "Thinking Routines Work - If Used Routinely," he described thinking routines as a powerful tool for shifting the way our students engage with ideas.
“Thinking Routines are a strategy that will change your students forever.”
Watch Ed's insightful Ignite Talk below! And follow the #PictureofPractice hashtag to see more Ignite Talks and leadership from our 2017 - 2018 Teacher Fellows.
"[Maker-centered learning] provides students who need hands on learning a concrete way to learn, solve problems, and see success."
9th grade Science Teacher and High School Making and Robotics Teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland
Edward Crandall is a relatively old (55) new (8 yrs) teacher who spent most of his adult life as an engineer before becoming a teacher. He teaches 9th grade science, making, and robotics. He teaches all grade levels of high school at Lighthouse Community Charter School. The students are predominately low-income English language learners.