Category Archives: Education Reform

Unexpected Inquiry Lessons

I didn’t plan for the conversations that happened in my classroom today. I’ve never had them with a class because I hadn’t thought this way before. Let me explain. My grade 10 art class is a unique bunch that thrives … Continue reading

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Self-Reg: a Summary in #Sketchnotes

Earlier this month, TeachOntario provided a Professional Learning Series session with Stuart Shanker, author of Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life, and founder of the MEHRIT Centre.  My current research into the … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Story

Dylan’s story is just beginning, and I’m happy to share some details with you (thank you to Dylan — and Dylan’s Mom — for allowing me to post this). Dylan and I have had several conversations since he took my … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Hindsight is 20/20: #DiveIntoInquiry

 

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