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Inquiry and the Culture of Permission

I have noticed a pattern in the last few years – the teachers that get the best out of students are the ones who develop a culture of permission in their classrooms. These are the classrooms in which you can … Continue reading

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Is it possible to teach resilience? I guess it depends on what we think ‘teach’ means, i.e. direct instruction vs facilitation vs guidance, etc. Whatever. I think there is more consensus that resilience can be learnt….somehow. One of the benefits … Continue reading

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The Power of Simple Provocation

Urban Safari Please click the hyperlink just above this and take a look at the Powerpoint before reading the rest of this! This Powerpoint was made as part of my daughter’s homework during a unit of inquiry about living things … Continue reading

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One Size Fits All?

flickr image via cameronparkins My school (formerly a sixth to eighth grade middle school,) is now an inquiry-focused, sciences and technology kindergarten to eighth grade school… elements that when put together can also be called my dream job. The school … 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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Inquiry and ePortfolios

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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Making Learning Personal

This little video is part of a series of reflections on the PYP Exhibition and the processes involved. However, it could also be a general reflection on inquiry learning, regardless of curriculum framework.  

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