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

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