Author Archives: colleenkr

Play: Essential for Learning

One of the most effective ways to nurture creativity is to provide an environment where artists can explore and experiment freely.  My grade 10 students were introduced to reduction printing this week, and we spent a number of classes having fun with … Continue reading

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New Approaches: #DiveIntoInquiry

I really appreciate using circles with students; it is a way to ensure that they know their voice matters. Today I modified my approach because I wanted to speak about our curriculum and expectations. We would be speaking about the … Continue reading

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Structured Inquiry: Not a Bad Way to Begin the Semester

The response to this #inquiryed graphic has been amazing! Thank you everyone! #edchat #inquiry #bcedchat #21stedchat pic.twitter.com/ptuxFaY1Ok — Trevor MacKenzie (@trev_mackenzie) April 26, 2016 I learned so much more about inquiry thanks to my students in first semester; their willingness … Continue reading

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Challenging Assumptions: Classroom Design

I love having conferences with my students, but my set-up needs work. Any suggestions? #TLLP #DiveIntoInquiry @925East #SGDSB pic.twitter.com/ovLJY0ogOT — Colleen Rose (@ColleenKR) January 19, 2017 Conferences have always been a part of my interactions with students, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Assessing an Evaluation: #DiveIntoInquiry

A conversation with Heather Theijsmeijer (see the tweets embedded below) made me do something crazy:  share my rubric. <gasp!> For some reason, I find it difficult to share my evaluation techniques with others.  I rarely get other perspectives on this really … Continue reading

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#OneWord2017

I have enjoyed reading several posts and tweets from educators who are sharing their #OneWord2017 (or, in our school board, #SGDSB1Word).  I wasn’t sure if I would contribute a word — there are so many words to choose from! — I … Continue reading

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Organization: My Nemesis

Nemesis: the inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall. a long-standing rival; an archenemy. Thank you, Google.  You have described my relationship with Organization perfectly.  Organization deserves to be capitalized in my world, since it has grown into its own entity; … Continue reading

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