….and so it begins

I just recently completed an amazing 3-day workshop on Equity, Inclusivity and teaching Social Justice in the classroom from ETFO that truly inspired me. I have been experimenting over my 10+ years teaching career with all these ideas in my classroom.  This past school year, I decided to jump head first into Inquiry Based Learning.  I had dabbled with it here and there, but I decided to adopt it completely for my English program.  In the end, my class completed two themed units with a mentor read a loud text to help guide our questions and our learning.  It wasn’t perfect, but so much learning happened.  It was a great experience and with the PD that I have done, much reflection alone and with my Vice Principal, I am ready for IBL 2.0. My goal for this blog is to share my plans, my process and my reflections and student work with you. As always, I will approach everything from a Social Justice lens, because, well, that’s just the way I roll.