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👀 Do you recognize this classic inquiry strategy? 👏🏻 It’s concept-attainment! This blog post shares one approach to this longstanding strategy. I first learned about concept attainment in the early 2000s when I enrolled in a Master of Education program focused on Instructional Intelligence with Professor Dr. Barrie Bennett.  I still am very passionate about the […]

Guiding conceptual thinking? Try This!


Image with the words, Inquiry Provocation with concepts. Examples and non-Examples' on it.
Image with the words 'no glue' with scissors and other craft materials on it.

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What’s the “No Glue” Rule? If you love Maker Spaces, STEAM/STEM, crafting, or any kind of tinkering type of learning, you may be surprised to learn the ONE RULE @remida_reggioemilia enforces: NO GLUE. Why the NO GLUE rule? In a word: sustainability. Think about it… 🤩 NO GLUE forces makers into innovative thinking Glue is […]

The “No Glue” Making Challenge


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Meet the Matter Finder: A Reflective Fortune Teller Game for Inquirers Do you say the word reflection and your students’ eyes roll? It’s not always easy to facilitate deep thinking playfully. That’s why I’m sharing this fun, hands-on reflection tool. I used it with learners aged 9-adult and they loved it! Use it in your […]

Hands-On (Origami) Reflection Tool


The background is an origami tool with numbers and phrases on it. The image on top is of 3 students sitting down at a table and talking.

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