Category Archives: Inquiry

Modelling being explorers on an expedition…

This post is cross posted from my personal blog. Graham Baines (aka @PYPChef) shares a great blog post that questions whether the PYP Exhibition should be viewed as an exhibition or an expedition. It raises a great question – one that makes … Continue reading

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A New Year (Rosh Hashanah)A New Adventure

As I write this post for Inquiry Within, I am not sure where this will lead, but like the learner I strive to be, I’ll go for it and see where the road may take me. When we ask so … Continue reading

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Change this one thing…

This post was originally published on http://www.marinagijzen.com Don’t ask a child a question that you already know the answer to. “The objective of education is to increase possibilities for the child to invent and discover.” (Malaguzzi, The Hundred Languages of … 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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Do My Students Really Suck at Inquiry?

“My Kids Suck at Inquiry.” Someone mentioned this and the other day, and I laughed, along with others, because it feels true so much of the time. However, on reflection, is it the kids that suck at inquiry or should … Continue reading

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‘Making’ Does Not Equal ‘Constructionism’

‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make up’ their own minds. ‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make up’ their own minds—quite literally—regardless of the artifacts being constructed. This is the view I prefer to take. ‘Making’ should focus on … Continue reading

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Don’t waste thinking, don’t waste skills!

This post was originally posted in my Blog Ser y Estar. Mathematics is everywhere! We need language for everything! The scientific method is present in every decision we make! I have heard these statements since I was in grade 1, … 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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Differentiating for “Gifted and Talented”

I’ve been thinking about how to differentiate more for “exceptional students” lately, and today a woman from Tournament of Minds talked to us about a gifted and talented program we will offer at our school. She made me think about … Continue reading

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Inquiring as Teachers

Inquiry. The heart of the PYP. In a PYP school, we encourage our children to inquire, wonder, think and dream. It comes to kids naturally, and so mostly, we encourage and provide a safe space where they can do that. … Continue reading

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