Giovanna Smith
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An online community for previous TLLP participants  to continue to share their learning and leadership with colleagues.Une communauté en ligne permettant aux participants d’anciens projets PALPE de continuer à partager leur apprentissage et  leadership avec des collègues. See More
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Assessing Oral Conversation During Student Inquiry in Primary Classroom

Wow! What a great four months! We have learned so much on our own and from our students!  We have learned that in order to engage our kids in our student inquiry we need to explicitly teach them to turn and talk. We also need to create lots of opportunities to turn and talk. We started off with simple topics to help them get comfortable with their peers. Then we made an effort to make it one of our regular routines. We had a great opportunity to attend Lucy West's Thinking Symposium and learn…See More
Dec 31, 2013
Carol Hughes left a comment for Giovanna Smith
"Hi Jo, Thanks for being my friend!!"
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Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning

Research confirms that students taught the "inquiry" way achieve more than kids taught the "lecture" way. Please share how you're using inquiry-based learning in your schools and/or classrooms.See More
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An online community of practice focused on teacher learning, leadership, and sharing.Une communauté de pratique en ligne qui est axée sur l’apprentissage, le partage et le leadership du personnel enseignant.See More
May 17, 2013
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"Welcome - hope day 2 of the session is going well for you! Jim"
May 16, 2013
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Assessing Oral Conversation During Student Inquiry in Primary Classroom

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 8:31pm 0 Comments

Wow! What a great four months! We have learned so much on our own and from our students!  We have learned that in order to engage our kids in our student inquiry we need to explicitly teach them to turn and talk. We also need to create lots of opportunities to turn and talk. We started off with simple topics to help them get comfortable with their peers. Then we made an effort to make it one of our regular routines. We had a great opportunity to attend Lucy West's Thinking Symposium and…

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At 12:03pm on May 17, 2013, Carol Hughes said…

Hi Jo,

Thanks for being my friend!!

At 10:08am on May 16, 2013, Jim Strachan said…
Welcome - hope day 2 of the session is going well for you!
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