Since diving into the research and supporting documentation for inquiry-based learning, I am left with many questions. Really, most of us want to know where we should start. There are concerns about curriculum to cover and time spent in the classroom to “get things done”. Then there is the fear of how do we record … More But…How??…the questions that keep popping up with inquiry!
The new year has brought new life into the L.L.C. at Nahani Way. Both staff and students are participating in new learning. To begin the year, staff were interested in learning about the App ‘Explain Everything’. This amazing App has opened a new world to help students explaining their thinking. You can quickly create slides, … More Thanks for…Everything!
This year I have been so excited with the new learning in the LLC, that I have almost completely forgotten to write and share my experiences. Even though we are half-way through the month, I think it is still close enough to the beginning of the year to share the new learning I am excited … More New Year…New Learning!
I have been doing so much reading about maker spaces that I am beginning to feel overwhelmed to say the least! There are just so many exciting projects, tools, and tech that you can add. Where should we start…or continue. We are using our lego wall, and the K’Nex stations are going well. Some groups … More Making of a Maker Space: Wish list…dreaming big!
There has been a big gap in this blog for a good reason…I am in the process of planning and building a Maker Space in my school. It is in the early stages, but I thought I would dive into a maker project of my own – a lego wall from scratch. I must say … More Making of a Maker Space: Lego Wall
I have started to do a little bit of research on the idea of inquiry-based classrooms. Although I have done many inquiry “units” in my class I am realizing that my teaching focused largely on guided inquiry. I think many teachers are wondering how we can move to more child-centred inquiry and still meet the … More Inquiring about inquiry: Reading ‘IQ: A Practical Guide to Inquiry-based Learning’
In this time of ever-changing technology, it can be really hard to keep up to date. Everything is rapidly changing and before you know it, there is another new sparkly gem charging in the corner of your living room. One of my biggest challenges in my new role of Librarian has been de-cluttering the L.L.C.. … More Out with the older…in with the soon to be old!
Today I created this blog. With a few clicks and taps I created something. It was both exciting and terrifying. Maybe that really is the same feeling when you think about it. In my life, both personally and professionally, I have found the things worth doing…the things that you really remember, the things that make … More Adventures in Creation