The Student-Driven Classroom

The Student-Driven Classroom

Picture a traditional classroom. Where is the teacher standing? Where are the students? Who is doing most of the talking? What sorts of activities are the students engaged in? Chances are you imagined the teacher at the head of the class, largely running the show by...
Differentiating the Flipped Classroom

Differentiating the Flipped Classroom

Teaching a topic to an entire class is challenging. Often, a third already know the information. Another third will be learning it for the first time, while it goes over the heads of the remaining third. The result? A lesson plan that’s been a waste of time for a...
Annotating the Inquiry Process

Annotating the Inquiry Process

Inquiry based learning is going viral in the modern teaching community. This process requires students to take notes and conduct independent research. Students come to class with different ideas about how these notes are collected. Some copy and paste off the...
Inquiry-based Learning requires support

Inquiry-based Learning requires support

Inquiry based learning is a fantastic tool, placing students’ questions and ideas at the centre of the classroom, and structuring learning around discovering answers rather than distinct subject areas. The teacher acts as a more passive guide who facilitates learning,...
Gamification of Education

Gamification of Education

The idea of gamification, or gamifying education, is really exactly as it sounds: the application of typical game elements, such as point scoring and rules, to the classroom. It seems a silly notion to many, who picture education simply turned into a game, with...