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Anatomy of the inquiry process… Tuning in… creative colouring and first thinking!!

A Mind Map… a place to “splat” your thoughts, facts, knowledge of a subject before you get deep into the unit. One of the first things we did in our new unit kick off was to fill in the bubbles with what is already in our own  “E for Energy” folder of our Brain Dictionary […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in…Post-it notes capture first thinking!!

You have to love Post-it notes… best invention ever! In order to make our thinking visible, we so often use Post-it notes, as they are small amounts of writing, yet easily used for organising, sorting and categorising. I’s great to have our first thinking up on the bulletin board, so that we can look back […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in…Post-it notes capture first thinking!!

You have to love Post-it notes… best invention ever! In order to make our thinking visible, we so often use Post-it notes, as they are small amounts of writing, yet easily used for organising, sorting and categorising. I’s great to have our first thinking up on the bulletin board, so that we can look back […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in… making our first thinking visible with TAT routines!

TAT?? What’s that? It rolls off the tongues of my students now – “thinking about thinking”… taking the time to slow down and really investigate what your brain is doing. We used some mystery images (hah, all energy related – actually sources of energy!) for a tuning in activity called “SEE-THINK-WONDER” as well as “THINK-WONDER-EXPLORE“. It […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in… making our first thinking visible with TAT routines!

TAT?? What’s that? It rolls off the tongues of my students now – “thinking about thinking”… taking the time to slow down and really investigate what your brain is doing. We used some mystery images (hah, all energy related – actually sources of energy!) for a tuning in activity called “SEE-THINK-WONDER” as well as “THINK-WONDER-EXPLORE“. It […]

making us think through artwork… what is the MESSAGE behind the pictures?

As our Huan Impact unit continued, a fabulous book by Joel Simonetti called “Why I Care about Sharks” was introduced to the Yodalandians. However it wasn’t the words that came first… it was the illustrations! Fourteen of these thought-provoking cartoons from the book were placed around the room and the Yodalandians went on a “Museum […]

making us think through artwork… what is the MESSAGE behind the pictures?

As our Human Impact unit continued, a fabulous book by Joel Simonetti called “Why I Care about Sharks” was introduced to the Yodalandians. However it wasn’t the words that came first… it was the illustrations! Fourteen of these thought-provoking cartoons from the book were placed around the room and the Yodalandians went on a “Museum […]

On the road to Subic… Tuning In to our newest Unit of Inquiry with a Kick Off Assembly…

Inquiry-based learning works on the premise of “uncovering” by the students in order to gain meaning. It is not the teacher standing up at the front of the room telling the information and demanding it to be thrown back at them as “right” or “wrong”… There is a phase of “tuning in”, whereby the teacher […]

On the road to Subic… Tuning In to our newest Unit of Inquiry with a Kick Off Assembly…

Inquiry-based learning works on the premise of “uncovering” by the students in order to gain meaning. It is not the teacher standing up at the front of the room telling the information and demanding it to be thrown back at them as “right” or “wrong”… There is a phase of “tuning in”, whereby the teacher […]

On the road to Subic… Tuning In to our newest Unit of Inquiry with a Kick Off Assembly…

Inquiry-based learning works on the premise of “uncovering” by the students in order to gain meaning. It is not the teacher standing up at the front of the room telling the information and demanding it to be thrown back at them as “right” or “wrong”… There is a phase of “tuning in”, whereby the teacher […]