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The impact of choosing the right images for a provocation!

My thinking… When looking for images for our opening provocation for our unit, it occurred to me that the images we had used in our previous unit’s opening provocation were not as successful in provoking deep thinking. This time round … 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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