Category Archives for Inquiry

The Power of Autonomy

Autonomy: the power to be independent and free; freedom from external control or influence.   Increasing student autonomy in my classroom has led to Classroom management is easier The time I take to plan a lesson, or unit etc has decreased I develop stronger relationship with my students Teaching is easier Students learn and retain […]

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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 […]

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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 look different so as we are getting ready to go back to school, perhaps we have […]

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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 tools to work in your classroom goes hand in hand with building a 21st-century learning environment. […]

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Ready, Set, Go Get Started with Differentiated Instruction

So if you understand the concept and benefits of differentiated instruction for the students in your classroom but are not sure where to start then hopefully this post will help you to set the stage and get started with differentiation. My biggest motivation for differentiated instruction is my students with different learning needs.  This started […]

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