Tag Archives: inquiry

I read a book…

Inquiry isn’t an isolated lesson. It isn’t only “done” when one is studying a unit of inquiry. It isn’t just for science or for social studies. I’d like to share a student’s thinking and inquiring as he tells me about … Continue reading

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What does inquiry look like?

The first question in last night’s #pypchat on Twitter  brought a wonderful range of answers from educators across five continents… What does inquiry look/sound/feel like? Vibrant, alive, expect the unexpected. – Jane Kids engaged, talking, creating, observing, collaborating.- Linda Students … Continue reading

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Shifting Perspectives on Learning and Failure

I’ve written two blog posts recently on ‘Shifting Learning‘ and ‘Learning and Failure‘. Both have a lot to do with learning through inquiry. First, here is the presentation description that I shared for the 2013 Reform Symposium Conference. Below, I’ll … Continue reading

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Tension leads to learning

I am very proud to announce that I have just presented at my first online conference, RSCON4.   As an educator, I’m always trying to put myself into the shoes of the learner and this online experience has taught me more than ever … Continue reading

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A framework for inquiry

On Monday at the Inquiry Hub, when students come to school this Points of Inquiry image is going to be in all classrooms and learning spaces. Here is where the image comes from: The Points of Inquiry_ A Framework for Information … Continue reading

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Inquiry with Evernote vol 2

After spending the summer curating and tagging a veritable plethora of resources for inquiry (300+ notes) and with the first day of a new school year rapidly approaching, it’s time to use Evernote to plan a unit of inquiry for … Continue reading

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Sometimes Inquiry-Based Teaching Leads You!

The following post was written by my colleague and posted on our website http://www.inquiry-based.com. Sometimes inquiry-based teaching leads you.  You’re just along for the ride, so to speak.  I wanted to give my students some freedom to suggest ideas for … Continue reading

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Inquiry with Evernote vol 1

Three weeks ago, I began exploring Evernote. Literally within minutes, I was convinced that it is an essential tool for inquiry-based teaching. I hope that by the end of this post, you will agree and want to join me in … Continue reading

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The Power of Simple Provocation

Urban Safari Please click the hyperlink just above this and take a look at the Powerpoint before reading the rest of this! This Powerpoint was made as part of my daughter’s homework during a unit of inquiry about living things … Continue reading

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The Legacy of “Legacies…”

An inquiry unit called “Legacies” (first mentioned in this blog last year) has had its final inquiring…. We won’t be studying history in this same way next year. As I have watched my students learning through this unit, I have … Continue reading

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