Tag Archives: thinking

If you follow the arrows, where will you go?

Driving through Amherst, Nova Scotia I saw this street intriguing sign. The elementary school teacher in me was intrigued. For the rest of my drive, I thought about how to use this image as an anchor for a project that … Continue reading

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Using “old stuff” Part 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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Re-igniting professional learning with a challenge to think

The first 10-15 minutes of any professional learning session provide an opportunity to set the stage for thinking, wondering, and sharing. As soon as participants enter, before the session is even scheduled to begin, invite them to put on their … Continue reading

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