We are now in our third month of this long-term project. Learners should be in the thick of their learning. Learning occurs when we challenge ourselves and when we reach beyond our comfort zone to enter the courage zone. We are gaining new insights, not previously part of our being, doing, thinking and feeling. This project accomplishes all these aspects as long as we stay focused and engaged. When our skill level rises and matches more challenging learning opportunities, we are in the zone, experiencing a sense of flow.
The following blog entries demonstrate some of these ideas and possibilities:
Jen and Jen (with a mom) hiking the Juan de Fuca trail in spring which looked more like winter!
Sepehr playing guitar
Golfing with Conrad
Animation with Christina
Screenplay writing with Richard
Baking with Jonathan Z.
Fairy tale writing with Megan
Chelsea’s contortionism act in Mexico!
Water Colour Painting with Kim
Unicycling with Marie
Drumming with Max
Talons learners are encouraged to reflect on their in-depth learning in as many ways as possible. The following in-depth posts feed your senses.
Drumming with Max.
Unicycling with Marie.
Painting with Kim.
Ballet and more with Chelsea.
Tasty treats with Jonathan Z.
Guitar with Daniel P.
More colourful treats with Emlyn.
Animation with Christina.
Food carving with Isaac.
We are almost half way with in-depth projects before our celebration evening on May 30th. In addition to the mentoring aspect, the emphasis is on the process more so than the final project. What skills are we learning? How does this project offer us insights into ourselves? While writing our blogs every two weeks, we are reflecting on…
The BC Ministry of Education mandates the curriculum for each grade and each subject. The Talons program provides some choices in what, when and how learners learn. The in-depth project is another example that illustrates this philosophy. The following links exemplify what happens when learners explore passions and interests that matter to them. Incidently, many of…
The in-depth project focuses on learning a new skill. Its main goal is to develop this skill over a five month period, gaining experiential knowledge. Practice makes perfect in this case, too! Learners may do some secondary research to get their topic focused and gain some basic background knowledge; however, most of the learning is hands-on/ primary experience. The following blogs exemplify learners who have taken steps in this direction and are developing a feel for their skill.
Snowshoeing with Jen and Jen and Zoe
Playing the Guzheng with Louise
Juggling with Michelle
Contortion with Chelsea
Music composition with Toren
Golfing with Conrad
Through the eyes of traceur, called Daniel
Film editing with Bronwyn
Cake decorating with Emlyn
Fruit and vegetable carving with Isaac
Jess drawing comic characters for now
Yoga with Katie
Cloning with Vincent
Quirien Mulder ten Kate