Getting to Bigger Questions

My grade 6 students have been engaged in an inquiry on grit, tenacity, perseverance and resilience.  In inquiry,  one starts with a question.  and as the inquiry progresses and thinking deepens new questions should arise,

Scaffolding Student Thinking in a Knowledge Building Classroom

We have begun using Knowledge Forum as a collaborative space for building community knowledge.  My classes are intrigued and excited by the tool, which I see as  natural support to the work we’ve been doing

Grade 6s Reflect on The Knowledge Building Circle

So much incredible learning happened in our classroom this week, but certainly the highlight was a visit from Phil Frei, founder of Bridge International Academies who shared his first hand experience of life in the slums