“Knowledge Builders” Podcast Series
This is a four part series that explores innovation and knowledge creation in classrooms. Follow a classroom engaged in Knowledge Building and hear how the teacher and students collectively created an ideas-driven classroom. This podcast is supported by listening guides and a photo gallery.
Episode 1 – Innovation at Work: Exploring the KB Principles
Episode 2 – All Ideas are Improvable!
Episode 3 – Every Voice Counts in Creating New Knowledge
Episode 4 – The Power of a KB Community
2016 Differentiated Instruction Educator’s Package
Print ready files are available for download and copying under the “Supporting Resources” section on…
DI Educator's Package and Video
Building Success in Mathematics: A School’s Journey
This resource captures how one school built success in mathematics through collaborative learning and discourse. It features the critical role of the principal as instructional leader, as well as the importance of educators acquiring deep understanding of the math.
The Learning Environment
Math Content Knowledge for Teaching
Understanding the Math: At the Heart of all Learning
The Landscape of Learning
The Minds On
The Math Congress
The Gallery Walk
A Framework for Learning: The Five Practices
Selecting and Sequencing
Final Reflections and Next Steps
Culturally Responsive: Educator Mindset and Action
It is important that all students feel safe, accepted, and inspired to succeed in a…
Educator Mindset and Action
Deep System Change – Transforming Learning with New Pedagogies
Focus on deep learning and thinking rather than accumulating knowledge leads students and educators to creating new knowledge, understanding and independent thinking. This interview shares the perspective of one superintendent who saw learning communities work through the challenges and benefit from the struggle.
Dr. Susan Dion: First Nation, Métis and Inuit-focused Collaborative Inquiry and Community Involvement
Susan Dion discusses her study of collaborative inquiry involving educators working with community partners to meet the needs of Indigenous students. The study clearly revealed the importance of involving community members as partners throughout the inquiry process.
Private: Fostering Resilience
By understanding how the brain works, how stress affects learning, and how to self-regulate, educators can build learning environments supportive of the total child. Hear powerful interviews from psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscience researchers, specialists in ADHD, neuroplasticity, mindfulness and more.
Dr. Stuart Shanker
Dr. Lee Freedman
Growth Mindset Thinkers
Whether you’re a CEO, activist, athlete or academic, growth mindset opens new doors to creativity, collaboration and innovation, helping everyone achieve their full potential.
Throughout this site, you’ll see how a growth mindset can have a positive impact on student success in the classroom. You’ll hear how a change in mindset can lead to a change in attitude, allowing students to be leaders of their own learning and educators to see their practice in a new way.
Leaders in Mathematical Thinking
Math in Action
Math in Action takes in-depth look at the teaching and learning at a Toronto school, where educators work to engage students in mathematics through real-world situations and explorations. Learn how staff identify and address the needs of their students by creating partnerships between school, home and the community.
Math in Action
Math Lives Here: Helping Social Justice Take Flight
Resource Pages: Supporting the Curiosity of K-3 Educators
These pages support K-3 educators and leaders in furthering their learning about 4 specific topics: Play-and-Inquiry-based Learning, Pedagogical Documentation, Knowing your Learner in the Reading-Writing Environment and Talk in the Classroom.
Knowing your Learner in the Reading-Writing Environment
Talk in the Classroom
Teaching and Learning in a Digital World
In 2015, Quest explored the theme of Deep Learning in a Digital World. Hear from this year’s expert speakers including Michael Fullan, Carol Campbell, Alec Couros, Jennifer Corriero, Will Richardson and George Couros as they explain what deep learning in a digital world really entails.
Working with teachers for pedagogical change – Building a thinking/learning community
Building change at the system level can start with leaders leveraging the passion teachers have for their own learning, and that of their students.
These video clips demonstrate one school cluster’s transformative journey using the Rotman School of Management’s I-Think tools and Idea Based Learning.
Through application of these tools, teachers changed learning stances, lay the groundwork for student’s critical thinking and helped create pathways for deeper learning that intersect with Knowledge Building.
This initiative has helped to put learning in the hands of learners, empowered teacher leaders, and allowed teachers, administrators and support staff to create a true co-learning community.