Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Truth about Inquiry

The truth about inquiry is not all of your students will always get on board, and I think that’s okay. I don’t think it reflects anything on you as a teacher or your classroom.  Let me tell you a story. I … Continue reading

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An Inquiry Surprise: Student Designed Units

Even though I’ve been doing this inquiry thing for a bit, there are still moments that take me by complete surprise.  Something crazy is happening in my classroom. We’re currently finishing up a unit, and beginning to look at what’s … Continue reading

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Life in a Technology Embedded Classroom: Science

I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? It means I lecture less, and my students explore more. It means that I create a classroom where students encounter concepts, via … Continue reading

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Twenty-five days of Kiva

Yesterday, I introduced my students to Kiva. Well, actually, a friend of mine, Chris Harbeck, who teaches grade 8 in Winnipeg, Skyped into my grade 10 classroom and introduced my students to the Kiva challenge. Chris explained the basics of … Continue reading

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Five Roles of the Inquiry Teacher

This past week I learned how crucial the role of the teacher is in the inquiry classroom. In fact, during the course of the week, I came to see that an inquiry teacher has at least five roles to play … Continue reading

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