Inquiry

When Inquiry Doesn’t Work and How to fix it

So sometimes inquiry doesn’t work! In fact in the research by John Hattie, inquiry based learning and project based learning fall below the line.  The rate in which something is deemed to have an average effect on student achievement. Well that’s not good news…. But then you hear Hattie explaining why this might be it makes more sense.  Watch Hattie explain this here.  Now I will acknowledge that Hattie’s critics state that his meta analysis of research is based on…

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Inquiry

Design Your Classroom For Inquiry

As I think about teachers going back into the classroom this is one of my most favourite times.  Getting my classroom ready. It is often the cleanest that it will ever be and the most photo ready. Classrooms today…

Literacy and Math

Student Writing Survey Tutorial

If you are conferencing with your students in writing then you need an easy way to track this data.  I use google forms with students to help me track their writing progress and track data.  Students use this as a…

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Classroom Tech Tools That Support Inquiry

Technology in the classroom constantly changes and so are the classroom tech tools that we use every day with our students. Sometimes it is just hard to stay with it when everything is changing right? Putting these classroom tech…