Beloved by his students, Pieter Toth always saw himself as the unconventional educator, always on the lookout for new tools to engage his students. As a Business teacher he has unpacked the toolbox and incorporated the tools into the daily ongoings of his classroom. As a mentor, he has inspired his students and empowered them with the belief that they can change the world.
Jason provides us with a quick lesson on the Causal Model from the Integrative Thinking toolbox, which his students use to work toward a deeper understanding of King Lear, and more importanly, the human condition.
Recognizing that the English curriculum promotes communication skills and critical thinking, Jennifer Warren has leveraged the Integrative Thinking tools to meet those expectations. In doing so, she has also changed her goals as an educator from wanting her students to replicate her learning to wanting her students to cultivate a learning stance.
A science teacher at Waterdown District High School, Craig Julseth has adapted the Integrative Thinking process for his science classroom. This change in his approach to teaching has not only provided his students with new ways of working within the scientific method – it has provided him with a refreshing approach to teaching.