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Virtual STREAM Book Clubs Grade 3

STREAM BOOK CLUBS GR 3 My book clubs are ten week sessions, and we meet virtually using Zoom technology.  My class is limited to 15 students because I want each

GID in a Blended Learning Commons in British Columbia

Pippa Davies Director HCOS Blended Learning Commons November 19, 2017 Our book clubs have been a huge success at our distributed learning school, Heritage Christian Online School.  We serve approximately

Irrational Perseverance and Our Unit on Children in Wartime (2)

Irrational perseverance “You will need a good dose of irrational perseverance to stick to GI” and implement it in your curriculum,” say the authors of Guided Inquiry: Learning in the

Individualized Reading Plans and Reflection

As my last post, I’d like to share some collaboration between myself and another English teacher, Michael Jett. Michael requires all of his English students to read at least one

Predicting the Future Through Narrative

Today, I’m going to try to explain the current GI unit that my students are wrapping up. This year was my first year teaching English 11 and, therefore, my first

Relationships, Dystopia, and More: Literature and GI
Relationships, Dystopia, and More: Literature and GI

Greetings from sunny (finally!) Vancouver, B.C.! My name is Jennifer, and I am an English teacher at St. George’s School. You may have seen posts from other teachers at my

Aldine ISD Online Resources Cultivate Guided Inquiry!

This year I am attempting a new Guided Inquiry project.  I meet with fourth graders in the computer lab two days a week for an hour for inquiry based lessons

Change is Difficult but Possible

I am the first to admit that I move slowly when starting something new. Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out, spoke to our community last week and I realized,

Beginning with the end in mind – Student Questions from High School

This week we are talking about student questions, what questions students come up with within the context of a GID unit, and how they relate to and address the content

The Flexibility of GID

When I learned how effective Guided Inquiry could be, I got excited about planning a GID-based writing workshop. I focused on Reconstruction because it’s the setting for my book, but the

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