Creating Conditions for Collaboration

Students who’ve spent the large part of their lives in teacher-directed classrooms, don’t suddenly become incredible collaborators simply by placing them in groups and asking them to work together on an inquiry. Teachers must create

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