On Science and Wisdom: Bell Work – A Chance to Unpack


Bell Work

Written by Tanis L. Mercer, a 2015 Galbraith winner from Nipissing University.

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” Khalil Gibran

As any educator knows, bell work is an effective management tool employed to help establish a routine for students during daily school transitions. Additionally, bell work can be used as a way of introducing students to topics contained in the following lesson, or as a consolidation of material covered previously.

Furthermore, bell work can offer educators a unique opportunity to deepen the impact of scientific knowledge through allowing learners to engage in the activity of reflective thought without guiding students to a pre-established conclusion.

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