Author: Victoria

How to Respectfully Teach Indigenous History Month

It is impossible to teach a correct and complete history of Canada without acknowledging Indigenous history. However, for many teachers, knowing how to teach Indigenous history in a respectful and accurate way can be a challenge; so how do we...

Provocation vs Invitation: What is the Difference?

You might have heard the terms provocation and invitation with regards to inquiry learning. Here is the main difference between the two:

An invitation is something that encourages students to explore a concept. A provocation is something that provokes action and stimulates thinking.

Invitations and provocations can be seen in all classrooms, but they are incredibly popular in kindergarten and early elementary classrooms. However, they can be used with students of all ages to introduce new topics and concepts. Now that the difference is clear, let’s look into how these work in the classroom.

How to Use Experiential Learning in the Inquiry Classroom

The way we learn is the way we approach life; our learning styles are also responsible for the way we tackle challenges and make decisions. Students also learn and experiment in a variety of ways; some are comfortable observing and...

Using Games and Gamification in the Inquiry Classroom

The use of games in the classroom is a fun way to engage students with their learning. Through advancements in technology, students are now able to apply their learning in a fun way that has massive appeal. When used as...

What the Heck is the Difference Between IBL and PBL?

A common question among educators is “what is the difference between inquiry-based learning and project-based learning?” Or, “what’s the difference between project-based and problem-based learning? How are they similar and what makes them different?” It can certainly be confusing, not...