Inquiry - our progress
From Tues 11 February 2014
Thanks to staff who shared after this session...
I hope it's valuable to see the thinking of others, the dilemmas of others, others' journals, entries and styles, and later, how we are gathering data to show our progress.
Importantly, understand and remember that we will all be at different stages of the process, at any one time - and that is okay!!
Dan & Bruce - How does the physical environment of our classrooms affect student engagement?
Bruce and I will communicate in full with students why we are doing this and what the meaning behind it is.
We also would like them to be the architect of the first room.
At this stage we are thinking, every 4 weeks, 2 cycles we will change the lay out of the room and at every change collect feedback from students through surveys or interview
Dionne - still refining ideas
Maths Dept - defining and implementing inquiry in Maths
Today we spent some time defining what we mean by inquiry in maths. This will be an ongoing discussion.
We also have selected a Unit of work each (a unit that we will teach later in the year) that we will spend some time working on with a view to adding more inquiry style teaching. (We will do this in pairs).
We did not start working on individual units yet, but we brainstormed ideas for particular teaching topics as well as sharing any websites we could think of where we can find more inquiry style ideas.
We will start working on individual units next time, but before we meet I will try to find some more diverse ideas of what could be included in a definition of sound inquiry.
Detailed notes on who is doing what and with whom: http://tinyurl.com/m57x352
Collection of website references: http://tinyurl.com/ogetfkm
Offer from Joel
To help access resources using library databases
Where are you, in that?
"We do not learn from experience...we learn from reflecting on experience"