Tag Archives: Critical thinking

The better to inform you with

This entry was originally published in my blog Ser y Estar: https://rafangel.wordpress.com ‘Oh! Grandmother,’ she said, ‘what big ears you have!’ ‘All the better to hear you with, my child,’ was the reply. ‘But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!’ … Continue reading

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How do young foreign language learners inquire?

The foreign language-learning environment will always be a formidable space for provocations and explorations. Acquiring a language is not solely limited to learning a new set of vocabulary and grammatical structures, but a great opportunity to incorporate a new value … Continue reading

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Wrapping it up

In my MYP Humanities classes, I structure my units so the first 30% is a primarily teacher-directed exploration of factual content knowledge, while the other 70% is an entirely student-directed inquiry into conceptual understanding. For instance, in my grade 9 … Continue reading

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Sometimes Inquiry-Based Teaching Leads You!

The following post was written by my colleague and posted on our website http://www.inquiry-based.com. Sometimes inquiry-based teaching leads you.  You’re just along for the ride, so to speak.  I wanted to give my students some freedom to suggest ideas for … Continue reading

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