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In Kyoto 京都

10 Pictures

This project came together as a way to tie up our learning at the end of our current unit.  I wanted the students to give a presentation to the class about one geographical region of Japan, and what makes it … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Corn

I came into school, as I always do on a Monday morning, filled with an odd mixture of tiredness and excitement.  Outside of my classroom window, I spotted the class garden.  Horror!  Shock!  Despair!  The class corn was gone.  All … Continue reading

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Teacher Vs. Student Inquiries

So, I’ve got this great unit planned.  I thought of an engaging provocation to hook the learners.  It worked.  They are loving it and they are following every step of the way.  It is engaging, fun, and full of opportunities … Continue reading

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Inquiry Teapots

This is an absolutely wonderful project that is screaming out for international collaboration.  Think of it like a chain letter, but math related. @Namastececi send out a call on Twitter to see if anybody would like to be the recipient of a teapot … Continue reading

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Emerging and Evolving Schedules

ASIDE: In this post, I am trying to hash out an idea in my head, and explain something that I do that is not exactly very easy to explain.  The explanation is rough, and it is a work in progress. … Continue reading

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The many ways to inquire

At the same time I have both a feeling of incredible freedom and creativity, and frustration with the structure of the units I teach.  On the one hand, the frustration comes from the focus of the units central idea, inquiry … Continue reading

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The Shape of Stories

I am obsessed with shapes (this is my third post on this blog and each one of them have been about shapes!), but not the shapes normally presented in traditional euclidian geometry. I am interested in the shapes of ideas, … Continue reading

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How do you visualize inquiry and learning?

I am trying to hash out a couple of ideas in my head right now, so bear with me. The book I am reading has me in a contemplative mood.  My question is; how do you visualize inquiry?  When you think … Continue reading

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Me Circles

It is so interesting where ideas come from, and how a class can dramatically shift from one activity to the next.  Being fluid and organic, and accepting that ideas are built on more ideas (and being flexible enough to evolve … Continue reading

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