Last week I saw an idea shared by the innovative year 7/8 teachers at Stanhope Road School on social media so decided to try it out. The idea... learning through speed dating! During inquiry I split the group in two. One half found out facts about Chinese New Year and the other half researched facts about traditional Chinese food. We were looking to make connections as to how the Chinese communities across NZ sustain their culture. The photos below show our version of 'speed dating' in action. My learners really enjoyed this unique way to make connections.