Author Archives: whatedsaid

About whatedsaid

Teaching and Learning Coordinator at an IB PYP school in Melbourne, Australia. I'm a teacher, a learner, an inquirer...

Inquiry is the answer, what are the questions?

Inquiry is the answer, what are the questions? This quick task was assigned to a group of teachers at a recent workshop on inclusion, highlighting how a simple, open-ended provocation can provoke curiosity, allow access for learners with diverse learning needs … Continue reading

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Before we close the door…

This blog came to life, six years ago, with an invitation to inquiry teachers to ‘inquire within’ if they were interested in sharing their reflections on inquiry learning in this collaborative space. At first there was interest and growth, but then … Continue reading

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Letting go is hard to do…

Guest post by Art teacher, Elena Sacks… As most specialist PYP art teachers know, time is always of the essence. We need to cram in as many skills and techniques into the year as well as tying in with some … Continue reading

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Adventure Time – An experiment in student driven learning

Most formal curricula have hundreds of outcomes. If you were to address them individually, you’d need to be at school for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for about 20 years… What if you relinquished control and let … Continue reading

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An inquiry into our school…

Learning takes place through inquiry. Learning is most meaningful when the learners have choice in how they learn, as well as opportunities to wonder, explore, hypothesise and construct meaning for themselves. This is why we have chosen to structure our new … Continue reading

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Inquiry into ‘Inquire Within’…

Since opening the door to Inquire Within  just over four years ago, contributors have come and gone, enthusiasm has waxed and waned, there have been periods of abundance and periods of drought… Yet our 4,062 (plus!) readers are still ‘inquiring within’ … Continue reading

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An inquiry into ownership of learning…

What do you notice about Audri as a learner? We begin our Year 4 collaborative planning session with Audri… to generate thinking about the ways young learners own their learning, outside the classroom… The teachers notice and name his confidence, … Continue reading

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