Category Archives: Inquiry

Welcoming Back Wonder

  Over the past few days I like many other teachers have been getting ready to go back to school.  This year is different from the last two in that I know exactly where I will be all year this … Continue reading

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Talk, Talk, Talk workshop

I got the chance to attend a workshop after school today looking at the importance of class discussion and having students talk. We looked at a few different strategies: Word splash giving the students a word or image and having … Continue reading

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Valuing Creativity in the Classroom

  C is For Create   I spent this year looking at Creativity in the classroom as my inquiry project. I have been passionate about creativity and education since I was in grade 4 when I presented my first speech … Continue reading

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Ed-Tec Expo

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to share one of my passions with faculty and classmates at UBC as well as some practicing teachers. I got to share how I used ArcGIS Desktop in my practicum classroom to enhance my … Continue reading

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Dancing, Acting, Speaking and Pondering Peace

  I don’t know what happens once the week gets to Wednesday but I seem to run out of time to blog Wednesday and Thursday. Those seem to be my busy nights as I’m trying to take dance classes a … Continue reading

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Dancing, Acting, Speaking and Pondering Peace

  I don’t know what happens once the week gets to Wednesday but I seem to run out of time to blog Wednesday and Thursday. Those seem to be my busy nights as I’m trying to take dance classes a … Continue reading

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More Questions and an Engaging Digital Learners Night

Today we continued to work on our International Engagement Project and researched Poland as we are excited to know more about the country that our letters are going to. Many of my students asked some good questions again today as … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Day in Division 4

Today was centred on Peace in Division 4, while there’s never a dull moment in the classroom we did many things today around the concept of peace, from dance and drama activities, to stories, to discussion peace was on all … Continue reading

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Science and Socials and Spooks, Oh My!

I started the week doing great with posting every day but as my week got busier and I got more involved in the life of my classroom I had less and less time in the evenings to post on my … Continue reading

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Professional Development Day – Delta Museum and TC2

  Today I attended my first professional development event; I attended a work shop put on by The Critical Thinking Consortium at the Delta Museum. I spent the day there with 2 other TCs from our “sister” middle year’s cohort. … Continue reading

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