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  • 3-2-1 Strategy

    3-2-1 Strategy

    Description: 

    A method for students to summarize their learning: 3 things they learned; 2 things they would like to learn more about; one question they still have.

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  • Affinity Mapping

    Affinity Mapping (aka Affinity Diagram)

    Description: 

    Have each student write their response(s) on sticky notes. They can share with a partner. Once everyone has had a chance to share their(...)

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  • Alternate Perspectives

    Alternate Perspectives Activities

    Description: 

    Alternative perspectives can be incorporated into climate change teaching and learning through different subjects and disciplines, uncovering(...)

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  • Bloom’s Taxonomy – Question Starters

    Bloom’s Taxonomy – Question Starters

    Description: 

    As a group or individually, students generate their own higher order questions using the prompts for each of the six Bloom’s Taxonomy(...)

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  • Book

    Book

    Description: 

    Literature can be a powerful way to connect learners to an issue or idea. Choosing the right book is imperative to the quality of engagement and learning that takes(...)

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  • Carousel Brainstorming

    Carousel Brainstorming

    Description: 

    A structured brainstorming technique that includes movement, discussion and reflection.

    Students are divided into multiple groups and asked to walk around(...)

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  • Cause and Effect

    Cause and Effect

    Description: 

    A tool used to help students become empowered, analytic thinkers, capable of thinking through complex processes to make important decisions.

    Using the cause and(...)

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  • Choice Board

    Choice Board

    Description: 

    Encourages multiple means of expression, as students chose a mode from a number of ideas to present their understanding of their learning.

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  • Community Expert

    Community Expert

    Description: 

    Find an expert in the field of learning that you are discussing in the classroom - whether it is the science behind climate change, sustainable investing,(...)

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  • Compare and Contrast

    Compare and Contrast

    Description: 

    A higher order thinking strategy where students can use a graphic organizer to analyze the differences between two concepts or ideas.

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  • Concept Mapping

    Concept Mapping

    Description: 

    A concept map can be created to explore an issue. The concepts are linked with a proposition which shows the relationship between the two concepts. This is more(...)

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  • Consequence Map

    Consequence Map

    Description: 

    A graphic organizer that requires students to think about the potential long-term impacts of a real or imaginary event, issue, or problem.

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  • Critical Thinking Question

    Critical Thinking Question

    Description: 

    Pose an interesting, thought provoking question to invoke students’ critical thinking about an issue or topic

    For example: What does ( ) mean to(...) Read More
  • Doodling/Sketching

    Doodling/Sketching

    Description: 

    Solitary or group mapping of what information is known to date. The sketch would be beneficial to start at the beginning of an inquiry and revisited several(...)

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  • Essential Agreement

    Essential Agreement

    Description: 

    Working collaboratively with students to create a class ‘constitution’ or ruleset that everyone must respect and abide by. These agreements are meant to help(...)

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  • Five-Why's

    Five-Why's

    Description: 

    A simple yet powerful iterative interrogative technique used to explore the cause of a particular issue. This technique can be an effective way to get through the(...)

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  • Four Corners

    Four Corners


    Description: 

    The Four Corners technique stimulates student learning through movement and discussion. Students express their opinion when presented with a statement by moving to(...)

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  • Gallery Walk

    Gallery Walk

    Description: 

    Questions, student work, etc. are posted around the classroom and students rotate through them and write comments on their observations to further their(...)

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  • I Wonders

    "I Wonders"

    Description: 

    I wonders are used to describe the questions that students ask to themselves or others throughout their learning As a provocation: Pose an interesting “I Wonder…” and(...)

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  • Infographic

    Infographic

    Description: 

    A visual representation of knowledge and information, designed to make complex ideas and data easy to understand.

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  • Issue ID

    Issue ID

    Description: 

    Also referred to as: 'post-it/sort-it/discuss'

    Helps to identify ‘What is important to you’ and ‘Why.’ Write down an idea or issue related to climate change in point(...)

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  • Journaling

    Journaling

    Description: 

    Journaling is an effective way for students to record ongoing learning and questioning. It is also an effective tool for teachers to have a record of each student's(...)

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  • Knowledge Building Circle

    Knowledge Building Circle

    Description: 

    A circular seated configuration of learners as they engage in a ‘knowledge building discourse’
    A circle is used as an intentional physical(...)

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  • KWHLAQ

    KWHLAQ Chart

    Description: 

    An extended version of the KWL Chart, for students to think critically about where they currently are in their learning journey and where they want to go.

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  • KWL Chart

    KWL Chart

    Description: 

    A graphic organizer designed to help students organize their learning.

    There are 3 columns: “What I Know, ““What I Want to Know,” and “What I Learned”
    Know and Want are(...)

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  • Learning Circles

    Learning Circles

    Description: 

    Building knowledge through collaborative projects.

    Highly interactive, participatory structure for organizing group work. Can take place face to face or online.(...)

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  • Neighbourhood Walk

    Neighbourhood Walk

    Description: 

    Take your class outside on a walk to observe the local environment. This could include both the natural and built environment. You could ask your students to(...)

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  • One-Minute Paper

    One-Minute Paper

    Description: 

    A focused question that can be answered quickly, asking students to reflect on their understanding of a concept. This provides the teacher with feedback on(...)

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  • Placemat

    Placemat

    Description: 

    Allows students to think about, record, and share their ideas individually or in groups on a graphic organizer divided into quadrants.

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  • Plus Minus Interesting

    Plus Minus Interesting

    Description: 

    A critical thinking tool that determines student understanding of a concept. Students are instructed to write down the positives, negatives and(...)

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  • Q-Chart

    Q-Chart

    Description: 

    This question creation chart provides students with a framework for developing a range questions, of different levels of complexity (higher order thinking).

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  • Question Formulation Technique "QFT"

    Question Formulation Technique

    Description: 

    A step by step process that was designed to help students produce, improve and strategize how to use their questions.

    Ask students in groups to(...)

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  • RAFT

    RAFT Strategy

    Description: 

    Students undertake a role and learn how to effectively communicate their ideas clearly to their chosen audience. An activity incorporating UDL by including choice(...)

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  • Reverse Mind Map

    Reverse Mind Map

    Description: 

    Reverse mind mapping is a tool to use when you have an ‘information overload.’ It is called reverse mind mapping because rather than brainstorming connections(...)

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  • Stratégie 3-2-1

    Stratégie 3-2-1

    Description: 

    La stratégie 3-2-1 est une méthode qui aide les élèves à résumer leur apprentissage, comme suit :
    Trois : Les élèves écrivent trois choses apprises pendant la(...)

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  • Survey

    Survey

    Description: 

    An investigative tool used to gather further data from stakeholders on a topic or an issue.

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  • Think Pair Share

    Think Pair Share

    Description: 

    Students think about a question or idea posed by an educator on their own first, and then turn to a partner and discuss their responses with one another.

    TPS is(...)

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  • Think Pair Square

    Think Pair Square

    Description: 

    This technique is very similar to Think Pair Share, but the sharing is taken one step further, to a group of four students.

    This technique allows students to(...)

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  • Thirty Second Sound Bite

    Thirty Second Sound Bite

    Description: 

    Students work either individually or in groups to summarize a topic and convey their passion or understanding. The goal is to grab the listeners'(...)

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  • U-shaped Debate

    U-Shaped Debate

    Description: 

    Unlike a formal debate structure, in a u-shaped debate students arrange themselves along a continuum of opinions ranging from one polarized opinion to the(...)

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  • Umbrella Questions

    Umbrella Questions

    Description: 

    Can also be referred to as "driving questions" for inquiry or project based learning.

    "Umbrella questions are overarching questions to help guide the learning(...)

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  • V-Heuristics

    V-Heuristic

    Description: 

    A V-heuristic requires students to think about their values throughout the learning process (beginning, middle and end) (Ahlberg, 2005).

    A concept mapping tool that(...)

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  • Value Line

    Value Line

    Description: 

    This exercise allows students to become more conscious of their own perspectives or understanding of a topic, as well as observe and appreciate their classmates(...)

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  • Video

    Video

    Description: 

    Informational, engaging videos can be a useful tool to use at different stages throughout the inquiry process. In the age of technology, videos are captivating for students,(...)

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  • Visual Processing Cards

    Cartes de traitement visuel

    Description : 

    Les cartes de traitement visuel sont un outil efficace pour conceptualiser l'apprentissage de manière créative et visuelle. Souvent, les cartes(...)

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