Illustrations and Ideas © 2016 BeConWiz.com Connected to the card set “What can inquiry look like?” This blog post is dedicated to Alison Francis and Todd Richer, who invited me to consider new possibilities as a teacher while teaching their son in Prep. It was a steep learning curve, but I am grateful for the opportunity and the possibilities it offered me … Read More
Finding the potential in problems- another site of failure?
Finding the potential in problems – another site of failure? by Mary-Denese Holmes This continues our exploration of sites of failure and how we might deal with the expectations buried in all sorts of daily-lived life. Today I was reviewing the book “What Do You Do With A Problem?” by Kobi Yamada & Mae Besom 2016, Compedium Inc. The text is well … Read More
Helicopter Parents and Building of Resilience and Grit
Helicopter Parents and Building of Resilience and Grit Post written by Mary-Denese Holmes I have heard, of late, the term “Helicopter Parents” being applied to parents engaged in the life work of growing-up the children and young people in their care. At the outset I need to be clear that I include in the term ‘parents’ the many and various … Read More
Developing Collaborative Discussion Practices
Collaborative Discussion Techniques Post collaboratively written by Carla and Mary-Dense Holmes Summary of the big ideas in this blog Students need to have the language of learning in order to participate in inquiry Using collaborative discussion strategies enables students to become active participants in the inquiry process Conceptual understanding grows when students develop strategies for connecting ideas, working collaboratively and asking questions Students need the chance … Read More