I have been working on involving more open ended questioning in my classes – how can I better incorportate the ideas of inquiry and sustained inquiry in my teaching? The following is the re-working of a lab on the isomers of Butanol. By making this lab into more of a thought experiement students are more engaged in communicating their ideas and predictions – and we have less chemical waste too. I am playing with the ideas of argumentation and exploration. I use whiteboarding quite a bit for this process as students seems much more willing to write something down if they feel they can easily change it or erase it.
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
In this project students will focus on the human body, its functions, its design, and the ways in which we care for our mind and body through an inquiry and play-based approach. Through the use of... read more
The students will be researching and discussing the costs and benefits of being the only source of the mineral tin left in the world. In order to prepare for this inquiry, the teacher needs to lay... read more
This resource is built on the professional learning focus within the Peel District School Board for 2017-18 to create final assessments to assess all of the learning expectations of a course in an... read more