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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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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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Student Designed Curriculum

This was originally posted on my blog Concrete Classroom. Last year was my first year at a new PBL high school. Before school started I created a year-long scope and sequence of what topics our projects would be and what … Continue reading

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