Author Archives: nainisingh

Inquiry using symbols

Every year when school starts, I have observed how quickly some classes put up the learner profile attributes, attitudes and concepts on the classroom walls.  Up they go, pat pat pat, on the wall followed by a relieved tick against … Continue reading

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Letting inquiry unravel naturally

I apologize for the long post. I wanted to record the process of inquiry in my class and this is how it has began to unravel. This is the second week. There is a definite buzz in the air.  The … Continue reading

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An inquiry into curiosity

If you look up the term “curiosity” on Wikipedia, this is what you’ll find: Curiosity (from Latin curiosus “careful, diligent, curious,” akin to cura “care“) is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in human and many animal species.[1][2] The term can also be used to denote … Continue reading

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Mathematically inclined

“In the case of mathematics, there is a persistent attempt to erase the subjective and affective in favour of: mathematics that is as dry as dust, as exciting as a telephone book, as remote as the laws of infangthief of … Continue reading

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Bringing a bit of PYP to Leh, Kashmir

This summer, I spent part of my holidays doing some voluntary work. I decided to go to the top most part of India…near the Himalayas. The craggy mountain folds,the blue, blue sky, along with the most amazing people on earth, … Continue reading

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The 8Way Thinking strategy

The other day, I came across an interesting way of conducting an inquiry lesson. The reason I found it interesting was due to the fact that it was a simplified version of Howard Gardener’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence. The child friendly language and … Continue reading

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Conceptual Understanding and Misunderstanding!

Something interesting happened the other day in my maths class. We had started a new topic, Division. I asked the students to turn on their laptops and talk about their understanding of division. They loved watching themselves talk. Some even … Continue reading

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