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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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Sometimes Inquiry-Based Teaching Leads You!

The following post was written by my colleague and posted on our website http://www.inquiry-based.com. Sometimes inquiry-based teaching leads you.  You’re just along for the ride, so to speak.  I wanted to give my students some freedom to suggest ideas for … 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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When teaching is like fishing

I have had a problem with the idea of “tuning-in” for some time, and even more of a problem with “front-loading”. This problem of mine came to a head about two years ago when planning a PYP Exhibition unit and … Continue reading

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