(Part 1 – WHY) The PLC process through the eyes of the “Why – What if – How” progression

I want to summarize the connection between Warren Berger’s inquiry progression, and my experience with the Professional Learning Community (PLC) process. I plan to clearly explain their similar progression to better understanding a complex problem. This will be a three part blog, that clearly demonstrates the correlation between innovative questioning, and how it is adapted… Read More (Part 1 – WHY) The PLC process through the eyes of the “Why – What if – How” progression

Government Day! Experience based learning with a 21st century approach

One of my favorite experiences from last school year was an entire school day dedicated to all fourth graders called, Government Day. (The lesson plan is at the bottom of my page!) After three-and-a-half years teaching fifth grade in inner city Chicago, I transitioned to my current fourth grade position in suburban Grand Rapids, Michigan.… Read More Government Day! Experience based learning with a 21st century approach