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
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
Think about this: How many questions do you ask a day? When I thought about this question, I realized many of the questions I ask are within conversation, and have a clear answer. What about this: How many effective questions do you ask a day that push yourself, and other’s brains to a point of… Read More Are you an effective questioner?
Learning is going on all around us, everyday, everywhere, all of the time. But, what exactly is learning and how can it be defined? This is a more difficult question than one may think. Overtime, the idea of learning for knowledge has changed dramatically due to changes in society, and the skills needed to be… Read More The Exploration of Learning