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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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PROCESS POST: Curiosity is the tap root of innovation and deep learning.

So you never know where curiosity-based research will lead…. Robert Full: The secrets of nature’s grossest creatures channeled into robots. Observe. Question. Experiment. Associate. Network. (from Innovator’s DNA) Is your school interested, even peripherally, in nurturing innovators? If so, then have you studied … Continue reading

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Action Research- Fun and Learning?

  by  mrsdkrebs Rationale Statement: My seventh grade teaching colleagues and I returned from Christmas break with a new direction.  We are realizing more and more within the context of our inquiry based school that to authentically teach inquiry learning skills, we … Continue reading

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The Power of Simple Provocation

Urban Safari Please click the hyperlink just above this and take a look at the Powerpoint before reading the rest of this! This Powerpoint was made as part of my daughter’s homework during a unit of inquiry about living things … Continue reading

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Provoking Curiosity

It takes a while before the children think of putting paper into this old typewriter to make it do something… They wonder if the flat disks beside it are the films for the old camera! They’re exploring a mini museum … Continue reading

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Thinking: Shaken Not Stirred

prov·o·ca·tion  (prv-kshn) n. 1. The act of provoking or inciting. 2. Something that provokes. Our brain needs it. To engage. To learn. To remember. In an inquiry-centered environment learning provocations abound. They motivate, sustain, invite to future wonder. The recipe? Confusion, strong reaction, interest. … Continue reading

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Dreaming #PBL: Whatever It Is I Think I See Becomes a PBL to Me!

Whatever it is I think I see becomes a PBL to me! [sung to the tune of 1977 Tootsie Roll commercial embedded below] If you were alive and watching TV in the mid to late 1970s, then perhaps you remember this … Continue reading

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Asking good questions…

What questions do you have about this artifact? It doesn’t matter what it is. We don’t know and we don’t (as yet) need to try to find out… Our job is simply to create questions. We are each assigned a … Continue reading

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Questioning Facts

  by  shewatchedthesky  Questioning is a skill.  Asking lots of questions helps paint a more complete picture.   There are no stupid questions, as such, but what you ask determines the answer you get.  I know these because I worked as a … Continue reading

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