Author Archives: nainisingh

Inquiry into simple machines

I am including a post from my blog at Edna’s request. Thank you Edna for the thumbs up! 🙂 This topic is familiar with many, but what maybe different, are the challenges I faced with this particular lot of learners. They … Continue reading

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Inquiring into our students’ lives

    Inquiry starts from within. As far as teachers are concerned, we would really like to generate inquiry within the students. Yet there are factors beyond our control which we have to grapple with. According to Anthony Salas’s article on Poverty … Continue reading

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Promoting Questioning Skills in Elementary students

I think the approach has to be deliberate. Teachers need to spend considerable time encouraging students to ask questions. They need to design different activities that can promote questioning skills. This week I tried a simple approach. I put a … Continue reading

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How we share the world: involving students in the inquiry and planning process

In the last unit, I kept my central idea a mystery and tried to provoke my students’ interests. This time, I will try another strategy. They will have everything on their platter ( refer poster). I will encourage students to … Continue reading

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