Tag Archives: Inquiry Based Learning

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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The Genius Hour Manifesto

A little while ago, AJ Juliani asked Denise Krebs, Hugh McDonald, Joy Kirr and I to write a collaborative piece on Genius Hour.  We gladly accepted and through the use of GoogleDocs we co-wrote “The Genius Hour Manifesto“.  You can check it out on Education is My … Continue reading

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A Long Math Inquiry and Questions

The Locker Problem Last week, we went off on a tangent in our grade 5 classroom at YIS. It happens a lot in a PYP classroom. We were searching our class Twitter account @yis5b and ran across a posting from … Continue reading

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Flipping the Inquiry Ratio

In the past five years as an MYP teacher, and the past few as MYP Coordinator visiting other teachers’ classrooms, I’ve noticed that even though the MYP is a curriculum framework designed to support student-led inquiry, for the most part … Continue reading

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Define questions; discover answers…

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein Cross posted from original post at KARE Givers      Traditional school curriculum defines answers and makes up questions. We need curriculum that defines … Continue reading

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As a new school year approaches, I am excited about what my new class will teach me.  I know I will learn as much as they do, especially since I am planning a whole new approach to learning in my … Continue reading

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