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Teaching With Inquiry

Jul 7, 2018

Students and teachers alike love projects.  They can be engaging and rewarding.  They often create learning that lasts.  Think back for a moment into your own childhood school experience. 

Do you remember many of the day to day lessons?

Do you remember your tests?...okay maybe just the ones that made you cry!!

But I bet...


Jul 6, 2018

Making a change in how we teach and what our classroom looks like can be tough.  

Since inquiry is such an educational shift in the way we teach, it can be hard to shake off old habits that often create limiting beliefs.  

So one of the first things we need to do is acknowledge what these beliefs are and plan around...


Jul 5, 2018

After going back to work full-time part way through the year, I began using inquiry right away.  Good or bad this is what happened.  

I have been using inquiry for years now but that doesn't mean my learning is over.  There are definitely some growing pains with each new group of students but it is manageable and...


Jul 4, 2018

One of the large components of using inquiry in your classroom is teaching students how to research.  

In our digital world with declining school library resources, much of this student research is found online.  

However, the internet is big and vast so sometimes we need to figure out ways to get our students...


Jul 4, 2018

I cross my heart and pinky swear it.  This is the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  

"I am not a perfect teacher" 

Is anyone????

Nope, probably not but as teachers, we put on this enormous pressure to be perfect.  To reach every student to mark every paper, to all the things to everyone all the time. 

Not being...