What the Hell is Inquiry, anyway?

OK, I get caught up on words.  If you read even a couple of my previous posts, you know that.  But words are important.  The deeper you go in a discipline, the more subtle differences in a definiti...

Design Inquiry Learning Thinking

I keep coming back to this, but I think that it’s important.  As teachers, we explore different ways of setting up learning experiences for students.  We play with pedagogies, keep ideas that ...

Design Thinking – A New Tool

I’ve been shopping for a new tool, lately.  I’ve spent time doing the research.  I’ve read (and continue to read) books, I’ve talked to people and I’ve played with idea...

What’s in a name?

Quite some time ago, I published a post called The Role of the 21st Century School Librarian that still seems to garner some attention.  In it, I spent some time wondering about what a School Libra...

52 Weeks of GID – Final Post

My last my post is up at 52 Weeks of GID.  Pop on over to read my thinking about GID’s connections with protocols, thinking routines, making, and more!...

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry – Post 2

A new post is up on 52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry looking at specific instances of Guided Inquiry that I’ve been involved in the past year.  Why not pop on over here to check it out?...

Tightrope Walking

We started a new Guided Inquiry unit this week with a Grade 8 Creative Writing Class.  The idea behind this unit is that students use research around world issues, specifically the UN’s 17 Sust...

Inquiry and Making Meet

I’ve been working hard on a website that I’ve been building around some research that I’ve done looking at Making and Inquiry over the course of the school year.  I won’t get ...

Learn to Make – Make to Learn

I’ve been spending my Spring Break wading through Learning Logs, interviews, assignments, and surveys trying to distill common threads from the thinking of a number of students in a Social Studi...