The Frayer Model is an excellent model for defining concepts. It would work well alongside the Parts-Whole model which is great for defining things.
All About Asking Better Questions
Article - All About Asking Better Questions
Curiouser and Curiouser
Curiosity and Children
Neil deGrasse Tyson on childhood and curiosity.
Article - Reading Strategies in the Science Classroom.
NZTA Inquiry-based Resources
Primary School Resources from the NZTA that are inquiry-based and use SOLO taxonomy for learning progressions.
Sustainable Development Goals
Looking for authentic contexts for learning? The UN Sustainable Development Goals could be a place to start.
Inquiry by the Fire
Video of the webinar.
Project-based Learning Articles
A number of articles about Project-based Learning.
A great starting point for an inquiry - Planning Pathways Using Native Tree Resources.
Education for Sustainability
Climate Change and Sustainability fit well with an inquiry approach. New MoE resources available.
Future of Transport
Free resource: AutonoMate is a new Digital Technologies curriculum resource for Years 9-10 that aims to activate student design thinking around the future of transport.
Article in Interface magazine
IN PRAISE OF 'AND'....
Kath Murdock "In Praise of 'And'..."
"The whole City of Helsinki can be regarded as a large learning environment in which learners work actively."
I am a teacher with over 25 years of experience in the classroom. I am currently working for the Institute of Professional Learning at the University of Waikato, working with schools and teachers to aid them in using digital technologies to support learning and in implementing future-oriented pedagogies.