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Teachers' Stories



Reframing My Learning Stance to Learn Through Inquiry

Teresa Hadley - Learning Partner, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

In the summer of 2013 I registered for a summer institute, Making Authentic Inquiry Work, with a couple of colleagues. When we arrived mid-summer for the institute we were ready to learn. The first morning we waited eagerly and wondered when the facilitators were going to tell us what we needed to know and do.


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Insights and Assessments, Patt Olivieri, teacher profiles

Insights on Assessment from Patt Olivieri

Natural Curiosity had the opportunity to connect with Patt Olivieri to hear more about her learning journey surrounding assessment. Patt is currently working as a Student Work Study Teacher for the Ministry of Education, and for the past 14 years has been teaching Special Education as well as Grades 6, 7 and 8.


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20 minute field trips, undertake a 20 minute field trip

Twenty Minute Field Trips

Cindy Halewood, Grade 2 teacher at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School
Field trips are such an important part of the educational experience for children. The hands-on, concrete experiences that field trips offer are so important to reinforcing key the concepts we teach.


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Sibbald Point OEC, Pond Inquiry

Sibbald Point O.E.C. Pond Inquiry

Key Concepts: Pond Systems, Sustainability and Stewardship
Subject & Skill Area: Science (Life Systems), Language (Reading, Writing, Oral Language)
Focus of Inquiry: Pond Diversity & Sustainability


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