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About danicapalmer

Teacher - gr. 6/7 Focused on Project-based, Differentiated learning, interested in Technological Tools but aiming to be Outside and Hands-On as much as possible.

Let’s get messy!

http://plpnetwork.com/2013/04/19/ultimate-education-reform-messy-learning-problem-solving/ I have often tried to assuage any anxiety my student’s have during the initial stages of their inquiry by frontloading the fact that – this is the messy part of learning.  The beginning of an inquiry is confusing and can … Continue reading

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Collaborative Learning

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/how-to-foster-collaboration-and-team-spirit/ When we were developing the 12 Mini Courses last summer, we had long conversations about having the end in mind – a.k.a. What tools did we want to make sure our students had BEFORE we set them up for … Continue reading

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PBL Pitfalls

http://smartblogs.com/education/2013/04/19/dispelling-misunderstandings-about-pbl/ I am so blessed to work with teachers who are open-minded and willing to discuss current educational reforms.  I read this blog post and thought – we are already past this stage:) It has been a while since I … Continue reading

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Here is the brain 101 link

https://inquiryriupni.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/this-is-your-brain/

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This is your brain…

Whoever said that teachers don’t work over the summer… wasn’t a teacher! Three members of the team met a couple of days ago and after the regular catching up chitchat, we mapped out our unit plans for the majority of … Continue reading

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Critical Friends

My goal for this blog is to share resources and to create a learning community so that more ideas can be shared.  I like the idea of building a group of ‘critical friends’ to hash out ideas and share integrated units … Continue reading

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