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Inquiry into Social Emotional Learning – Chalmers Elementary

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CC COI Celebration 2013.m4v

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Making the Case for Twitter

Making the Case for Twitter

A few weeks ago I was asked to lead a full-day workshop on inquiry as part of an annual retreat for Delta principals and vice-principals. The day before the event one of the event organizers Aaron Akune and I got talking about Twitter backchannels,...
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Ways to hook kids with math

Ways to hook kids with math

Over the last few weeks I’ve been involved in facilitating a 5 part math-lesson study. This exciting event involves 22 local math teachers working through open-ended math problems first...
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Play as Professional Development

“Unless teachers have opportunities to develop their own understanding of the richly webbed core concepts and modes of inquiry in the fields they teach, they are not likely to...
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“Caught in the rush of the news”

Just I finally finished all the revisions on my thesis. So nice to get that done. It’s called “Caught in the rush of the news: the young, the old...
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Learning as Play

This post is an excerpt from my recent Master’s Thesis entitled: “Caught in the rush of the news: the young, the old and the promise of educational technology” As...
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Advice for New Teachers

Advice for New Teachers

Tomorrow I’m giving a short talk to 400 student teachers at the University of Calgary. When it came time to gather advice – I decided to outsource the heavy...
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Creating Authentic Learning

Creating Authentic Learning

This post is part of the “Implementing Inquiry Based Learning” series. Authenticity: Adapted from the Inquiry Rubric created by the Galileo Educational Network Authenticity includes tasks, activity or work...
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What is ‘inquiry-based learning’?

I’m currently working on a ‘field guide to inquiry’. My goal is to create a document (that is somewhat concise and practical) that can assist teachers as they begin...
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The Starting Point for Inquiry

…. what might happen if we approached curriculum topics as abundant, or alive, unfinished conversations with space to ‘become?’ How might schooling look differently if we approached learning as the...
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Webinar on Inquiry in Social Studies

Today I was asked to give a free webinar on Inquiry and Social Studies. If you like you can listen to the recording here. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this...
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