Look to Learn for Early Years


Look to Learn: Developing a Culture of Inquiry in Early Years’ Classrooms

The Blurb: Experienced teachers know that positive routines form a foundation to classroom learning.  We often use them to manage classroom behaviours and basic skills. However, routines can also be used to engage students in critical thinking and knowledge building, activities often considered beyond the abilities of early years learners.  Participants in this one day session experience what it’s like to “Look to Learn” from the inside and then use and create such activities for their own students. See how rich digital media like blogs, videos, podcasts and images stimulate interest that is then developed through routines that prompt critical and creative thinking.
Here’s a set of materials to guide what you do.

Look to Learn Links

Online Samples

Building your Looking to Learn Platform

Choose your Approach

  1. Easy YouTube downloader for Firefox
  2. TubePrompter
  3. Get a WordPress Blog

If WordPress, then get started!

Visible Thinking Tools

Site to visit Regularly

Manage your Rich Media Links

  • Diigo Social Bookmarks: get the toolbar,  login and start bookmarking!
  • Consider joining or pinching from the Look to Learn Diigo Group
  • Revisit the Look to Learn site to bookmark what you like

How about sharing your thoughts?