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Parents and colleagues – we bring you the truth.  Life with children is beautiful, but not without its challenges. We were so inspired by this post from Abundant Life Children, that we just had to share it. The Ten Commandments of Play-Based Learning gave us 
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Curiosity killed the cat. It is that magical of all magical ingredients that brings learning to life (or to the end of it, in the case of the dear cat) we call curiosity. We cannot manufacture it, but we know it when we see it, 
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Richland students are frequently asked ‘big questions’, and we are always captivated by their ‘big answers’. In today’s post, Inquiring Minds would like to share the thoughts of four very impressive young people, when they were asked, “What do you think is the future of 
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We think you’re going to enjoy this video, What Most Schools Don’t Teach You, featuring some of the most influential individuals in the world – including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. The video shares the insights of these influential software creators, and stresses the importance 
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Looking forward to the March Break?  We thought you might be interested in this link to one of our favourite sites, MindShift. Within the post there are a number of excellent educational app recommendations, as well as ideas for keeping everyone busy and engaged over 
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We aren’t the only people collaborating! Here is the ultimate Canadian Collaboration – Commander Chris Hadfield (from the International Space Station) and Ed Robertson (here on earth, with the Wexler Geeks Glee Club) collaborate on this wonderful song, Is Somebody Singing?  ENJOY!
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Inquiring Minds is very excited to share the current undertaking of Richland Academy with two other schools in a Collaborative Action Research Project. A group of Richland Faculty members are working in conjunction with Research Supervisors, Dr. Diane Kashin and Ms. Louise Jupp of Seneca 
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In this post we would like to share notes from Mind in the Making and the 7 Essential Life Skills by Ellen Galinsky; as presented to New School West in 2011, by Patricia Hunter-­‐McGrath. We’re confident you’ll find these highlights insightful, for educators and parents alike. 
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As part of our ongoing research into 21st Century Learning, we discovered this impressive Infographic below, that captures the dynamics of the Connected Learning model. The co-dependence of the following principles: Interests, Peer Culture and Education; combine to create meaningful learning experiences for young people 
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Here is another insightful post we’d like to share from one of our favourite blogs, MindShift. In this Tedx video below, educator Jaime McGrath and designer Drew Davies explain how to create a “classroom of imagination” by turning lessons into design problems and giving students 
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