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Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry - Got the right tool?

Getting to know your learning toolbox

Hi All,

Here is an informative story worth reading. Shared by Reed Rhodes, a Learning Support teacher who carries around a large toolbox as he visit the classes of Beijing City International School (BCIS).

Want to know what's in the box? Find out here!

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Comment by Elaine Reimann on August 9, 2009 at 17:01
No problem!
I love the approach also for the same reasons, especially for the younger grades. There is much to be said about having visible or tangible objects to support your teaching of 'thinking skills'.

I recently came across this book that might interest you if you haven't heard of it already. It's called "How to succeed with Thinking" from Curriculum Corporation. If you or your school hasn't got it yet, it's really worth having on the shelf as a teacher's reference. There are also several others from the same publisher such as "How to succeed with Questioning or "How to... Cooperative Learning", have a browse through the web site if you have a moment :)
Comment by Cristina Milos on August 8, 2009 at 4:01
I love the approach!!!
Although I already used these tools in my former class, I LOVE the toolbox (as a physical, tangible object) idea! Thanks for sharing, Elaine :)

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