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  • The Wonder Wall fosters a community of wonder in an inquiry-based classroom.  A prominent section of a classroom wall is devoted to the children’s questions.  All questions are respected by being displayed on the wall.  This helps children to feel safe as their wonders and...

  • How many of our Physics textbook questions begin with "a hockey puck glides across a frictionless ice surface..." or "one skater pushes back on the other..."? The questions are obviously designed to help Canadian students connect with everyday experiences they have had, but I...

  • Futurists predict that those who work in jobs that require lower education and lower skill sets have a higher chance to have their jobs lost or restructured while...

  • Water Docs @ School Action Projects is an 8-month learning and action program for Ontario Grade 8 students, delivered through a partnership between Ecologos and Learning for...

  • Critical Inquiry Question:

    How do different compounds contribute to water pollution?

    Critical Challenge: 

    Taking the role of a water safety advocate, prepare a presentation to city council...