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,

How can a teacher cause an elevated level of discourse to occur between students?

I am always astounded at the differences  between discussions conducted by a teacher at the front of the class with students at desks, and those conducted using the Knowledge Building Circle.  During a KBC, discourse

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