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.
Written by Tess Butler-Ulrich, Don Galbraith Award Winner 2020-21, Ontario Tech University In this activity, students will begin to explore the interdependency between ecological systems -... read more
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Author: Matthew Cole, Don Galbraith Award winner, Nipissing University The focus of this lesson plan is to allow the students to discover the effects of the centripetal force through an inquiry... read more
This unit plan, Wild Rice Integration, introduces a multi-grade (4-8) cross-curricular approach to teaching students about Wild Rice-Manoomin - a cultural symbol and essential staple in a sacred way... read more