Middle school

Jun 192012



How do you begin a KB inquiry?How do you assess collective understanding? How do you pinpoint the improvement of the understanding in the community?How do you assess the ideas in Knowledge Forum?How can you stimulate a powerful knowledge building discourse with young students?What were the barriers that you had to overcome to become a knowledge building teacher? ¬†What are the challenges that you still face now? Continue reading »

Apr 232009

explanation button“The real job of science is to produce better explanations -and no matter how they are formulated, explanations are structures of ideas. Everything else is secondary. Myth, common sense, and imagination also produce explanations. Continue reading »

Apr 232009

Ferris WheelThis is a video in which a group of elementary school students are having a discussion about the earth and the ferris wheel.

“…Many educators have had reservations about calling students’ non-canonical beliefs “misconceptions.” (3) They point out that Continue reading »