Feeling redundant in your own classroom?

If you've been involved in project based learning, or problem based learning, or any student led inquiry, you will know the feeling I mean. You're in the class, but feel surplus to needs. Students have the guidelines; they have the learning goals; they have the tools to get them there. And this may not include …

Lockdown Lessons Learned

If teaching as inquiry has taught me one thing, it is the value of reflection. As we move towards level 2 of the lockdown period, I felt it timely to look at what lockdown learning has taught me. It is important to acknowledge that this is the first global crisis we have all faced for …

Lockdown Learning

Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster- Elon Musk As I write this post, New Zealand has been in lockdown for almost a week. We experienced a few days of online learning before the earlier-than-normal Easter holidays began. In that time I have witnessed a flurry …

Teaching as Inquiry: Data and Evidence

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead With this quote in mind I approached this term with the strong desire to continue to push my students beyond the limits they put on themselves. The hunch for my TAI was based on learning dispositions and learning mindsets. I have a …