Category Archives: Inquiry

Memorization or Learning?

I believe that there is some value in memorizing facts but it is limited.  There is an excellent article written by Marian Small (a K-12 mathematics professor and author) that focuses on this exact issue.  Her opinion, and I would … Continue reading

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Building Background Knowledge Prior to Student-led Inquiries

I recently had the opportunity to hear Garfield Gini-Newman speak to the staff at Whitehorn Public School (PDSB).  Garfield is a senior national consultant with the Critical Thinking Consortium.  Please click on the link below to learn more about this consortium.  … Continue reading

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Starting an Inquiry into Early Societies

In Grade 4, when getting started with inquiry I suggest starting with the curriculum. The new Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-6, have overview pages that are meant to provide you with a starting point for planning instruction. Within this overview, there … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Collaborative Inquiry

This week I had the pleasure of visiting the AMAZING Library Learning Commons at Allan A. Martin Sr. Public School, Peel District School Board. I went with two teacher librarians from Brian W. Fleming P.S. and Forest Glen P.S. Both … Continue reading

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