Tag Archives: Dive Into Inquiry

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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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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A Healthy Learning Environment: Play + Collaboration

It can be really intimidating to try something new for the first time:  a job, an exercise class, a project, a new recipe…  In fact, unless you have experience with something, fear can hold you back from trying just about … 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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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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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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