Category Archives: Learning is About Wondering, Questioning and Problem Solving

Using Old Stuff (2): Searching for information

This old phone (found in Nelson Ghost Town, Nevada) provides an opportunity for teachers and students to experience how examining old things (with some guiding questions) provides an opportunity to experience how thinking, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing information leads to … Continue reading

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Using Old Stuff (1): Developing questioning and research skills

Old stuff instills a sense of wonder, provides an authentic start point for developing questions, and creates an engaging focus for research. So . . . let’s celebrate old stuff! Have a look at this bottle and work with your … Continue reading

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Close Looking: Experiencing curiosity, questioning and searching for information

Here’s a Close Looking challenge. Look closely at each image below. Search for more information in each image. Develop questions as you search. Image 1 Here are some questions to get you started: -What is this? List a variety of … Continue reading

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Arts based pedagogy: gaining insight through multiple lenses

The idea of teaching through the arts is embraced by some, questioned by many, and ignored by others. We’re excited by the opportunity to explore the multiple lenses the arts provide. Here are our first thoughts – they might be … Continue reading

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Wondering Leads to Learning

Can you remember the last time you had a chance to simply sit and allow your wind to wander? If you can’t remember, now’s the time to try it.  Have a look at our video about wondering and open the … Continue reading

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