Category Archives: unit of inquiry

Don’t keep students in the dark

Have you ever been in a PD session where the following occurs: The session leader instructs everybody to take out a piece of paper and complete a task such as, “Draw a picture of the beach” (for example). Everyone in … Continue reading

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The Power of Choice

I have heard many teachers say if they could go back in time and and redo their first year of teaching, they would change a number of things. I think student choice is something I would focus more on if … Continue reading

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Be careful, don’t make a mess!

Even though I am a true neat freak, I love allowing the students the freedom to get messy! Students become free from inhibitions and just enjoy the experience. Oh yea, they usually learn something too. This is easily done through … Continue reading

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Invite Others in!

Units of Inquiry can always be enhanced with Guest Speakers. When I taught in Germany, one of our Grade 3 UOIs was on Artists; an inquiry into how artists use their work to express and communicate ideas and emotions. All … Continue reading

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