Category Archives: EDUC 450

Strategies to support engagement

Let’s get practical! I’ll start a brief list of strategies you can employ to increase student engagement, active listening and thinking during discussions and lessons. It would be terrific to see individuals ‘add’ to the list… in this way, we might build a bank! Utilize think-pair-share (don’t forget the think time!) Call on students randomly

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Inquiry Research

The importance of ethics as teachers and students when inquiring into practice is the focus of our discussion December 2nd. The following are some resources that may be of value as you inquire into teaching and complete your Inquiry Proposal and Project. BCTF Code of Ethics – know this document. EDUC450/451 Ethical Considerations for Inquiry

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Asking Questions

Asking effective questions is an important skill in teaching – especially when endeavouring to teach from an inquiry perspective! There are a number of excellent resources available to support questioning. Here are only a few: Creating Essential Questions Examples of Open Ended Questions Comparing Open and Closed Questions Teacher Tools: Questioning strategies You might consider

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Inquiry Sept. 23

As mentioned in my email, Don has regretfully needed to postpone his guest lecture in today’s inquiry class. We will, instead, work together to explore some critical issues with respect to technology integration. In advance of class, please read the following paper: http://itec-ubc.ca/wordpress/educ450120/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/09/EDICT-2008-571.pdf and peruse the following website: FNO.org  http://fno.org/Jan2013/cov.html (including the two hyperlinked pages

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