SelfDesign Thinking

Since its earliest days, SelfDesign has been leading and building upon some of the newest ideas in education. Learn more about SelfDesign thinking and other global voices that inspire us.

SelfDesign IS True Personalized Learning

June 19, 2017

SelfDesign Learning Community has been a model for personalized learning since its 2002 inception, placing the learner at centre and supporting the development of fully-customized learning plans for each individual. British Columbia’s move toward a personalized curriculum began to be implemented for K-9 in 2015 and for 10-12 in 2016, and SelfDesign has continued to enhance its own progressive model within a provincial environment that is now more supportive than ever of educational advances. We…

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SelfDesigning Stories Define a Broad and Humbling Narrative Arc

May 02, 2017

In the last few weeks I've been weaving together a bounty of stories from selfdesigning learners and parents to share with elected officials beyond our community. This project has been a continuation of work begun two years ago, when we determined that it would be beneficial to our organization to begin sharing our stories. This has been challenging and rewarding work, encapsulating details about SelfDesign in a compelling 'elevator pitch' for ultra-busy politicians and others.…

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SelfDesign knows imaginative and creative character development starts in early childhood

October 31, 2016

According to developmental psychologists, the foundation of human imagination emerges in childhood and its lifelong trajectory reflects the nature of the support that nurtures it during this time. Bolster a young child's budding imagination at home or in school with encouragement and she will sense this and accept more risks in whatever activities and challenges she faces. Such encouragement will prime her to get up and try again when she faces setbacks that would otherwise…

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