“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” --Thomas Berger
It would not be an exaggeration to say that my son Griffin asked questions every waking moment for the first six years of his life. Not especially surprising as children are natural born inquirers. But what do we teach them to do with the knowledge they acquire? According to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, Knowledgeable learners...explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
This month our school will focus on this learner profile in the classrooms, library and during assembles. We will examine how we have have individually and collectively used knowledge in significant or meaningful ways, locally or globally. Parents can participate by encouraging discussions at home about world history, current events or how school work might apply to life outside school.
Tamara Beecroft-Fornell, Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-226-2496 ext. 102