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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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An inquiry into ownership of learning…

What do you notice about Audri as a learner? We begin our Year 4 collaborative planning session with Audri… to generate thinking about the ways young learners own their learning, outside the classroom… The teachers notice and name his confidence, … Continue reading

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Introducing Independent Inquiry

It has been one year since I introduced Independent Inquiry to my class. These learning opportunities are unstructured, semi-supervised, and totally learner-directed. Students utilize the inquiry processes and skills they have practiced to pursue their own interests and passions. It … Continue reading

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A framework for inquiry

On Monday at the Inquiry Hub, when students come to school this Points of Inquiry image is going to be in all classrooms and learning spaces. Here is where the image comes from: The Points of Inquiry_ A Framework for Information … Continue reading

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When students own the learning they are motivated…

“When can we do our mapping learning, Ms J?” Various students have asked me this question since our mapping inquiry time on Friday and Monday. I love how excited many of them are. You can read about my thinking about … Continue reading

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Could there actually be one “C” to rule them all?!

Some describe four “Cs” of essential skills for this 21st century – traits such as: Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. Some list five or six “Cs.” Five: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Character. Six: the list above plus cultural competency. Other people and organizations talk about seven “Cs.” Here is one version of seven … Continue reading

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Inquiring into learning…

Adapted slightly from a recent post at What Ed Said. Do you focus as much on the process of learning as the content? Do your students reflect as much on how they learn as on what they learn. As a … Continue reading

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