Often stories talk about the big, bad wolf... there is Red Riding Hood and the Three Little pigs to get you started... this has meant that in dialogues about animals wolves are always seen as bad. This fascinated me that the children would see things as wholly bad and wholly good - and when exploring friendship, relationships, empathy and emotions - this concept of good and bad can be really interesting.
The thing is wolves are really expressive, so they are a great example
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We often talk about engaging children in inquiry, learning through projects... but what does all this mean?
what is an inquiry when talking about education?
inquiry means - the act of asking questions... and also an inquiry is an official attempt to discover the facts about something.
This means we need to start with curiosity.
How do we get the children intrigued? How do we get them to ask questions? Most children are very capable of aski