I have been doing a lot of thinking this week about teaching practices and how we often underestimate the abilities of our students when we do not allow them to have a strong voice and a lot of choices when it comes to their learning. I spent my Saturday yesterday with a group of students… Continue reading Taking the Step Back
If someone who had not been in a school for a while walked into one of our classrooms I think they would be shocked by what they would see. There have been so many changes on the educational landscape that nothing much remains of the typical classroom so many of us imagine and remember from… Continue reading Things Just Aren’t the Same
As I have previously mentioned, I have gone back in the classroom this fall for the first time in about 5 years. In that five-year time span, I have moved to a new school division in a new province, worked in two different schools, moved into school administration and completed my master's degree. I have… Continue reading To Inquire or Not to Inquire?
I understand the concept of inquiry based learning and see all the benefits, but I seem to be stuck hovering on the edge and not knowing how to jump over the hurdle and land on my feet on the other side. The whole idea of asking good "rigorous" questions and allowing students to move forward… Continue reading Inquiry Based Learning