ABC of INQUIRY – JIGSAW RESEARCH

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Jigsaw research

ABC of INQUIRY – JIGSAW RESEARCH ABC of INQUIRY – JIGSAW RESEARCH ” “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” – Anatole France JIGSAW RESEARCH:  Putting the pieces together… Jigsaw research is a great way to enable learners to explore complex topics and … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – INTEREST

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ABC of INQUIRY Interest

ABC of INQUIRY – INTEREST ABC of INQUIRY – INTEREST  “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” – Anatole France INTEREST: A chance to connect  Teaching and learning that is based around leaner interests doesn’t mean a free-for all in terms of just doing … Read More

ABC OF INQUIRY – BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

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ABC of Inquiry Building Relationships

ABC OF INQUIRY – BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS ABC OF INQUIRY – BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS “Each of us is a living system within a greater living system, connected to each other in more ways than we can fathom.” This quote by authors Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson reminds that we are connected to so many things and these connections or relationships will influence … Read More

ABC OF INQUIRY – BELIEF SYSTEMS

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ABC of Inquiry - belief systems

ABC OF INQUIRY – BELIEF SYSTEMS ABC of Inquiry – BELIEF SYSTEMS “You are what you breathe. You dream what you breathe” this quote by Jeanette Winterson in her book Gut Symmetries always reminds me how the deeply seated beliefs that we hold inform and impact on all our decisions. As teachers we have a responsibility to be aware of the belief systems we … Read More

ABC of Inquiry – BALANCE

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ABC of Inquiry - BALANCE

ABC of Inquiry – BALANCE ABC of Inquiry – BALANCE  is captured in the words of Indira Gandhi “We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and vibrantly alive in response”. These words remind us that finding balance is an important but subtle affair. Everyone on a learning community needs an opportunity to reflect on and find ways to balance the demands, needs and … Read More

ABC of inquiry – BACKWARDS BY DESIGN

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ABC of Inquiry Backwards by Design

ABC of inquiry – BACKWARDS BY DESIGN ABC of inquiry – Backwards by design “We need to start imaging the future or it will get imagined for us…” Moshin Hamid’s words can be seen as an invitation to work collaboratively as a learning community,to imagine the future and then plan backwards for it. Planning with a future in mind, gives teaching … Read More