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What is Art?

I love the range of approaches to inquiry learning and the variety of voices at Inquire Within. It’s wonderful to constantly have new educators wanting to add their voices to this community. It’s especially pleasing to have contributors posting here who … Continue reading

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Can’t chuck a u-ey

Photo credit: wallyir from morguefile.com I’m really loving inquiry learning. As Edna Sackson has pointed out, I’m on my own inquiry journey. Perhaps because I’m new to it, I find it really is full of surprises – maybe it’ll always … Continue reading

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Teachers inquiring…

A follow-up post from Teachers owning their learning at What Ed Said Have you ever been presented with PD and then had no time to follow up? How often do you have an uninterrupted chunk of time to inquire into something that interests you, … Continue reading

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An inquiry into inquiry…

Also posted recently at What Ed Said IB Workshop Leader Training Day #3 We spend the morning exploring concept driven curriculum, an area I have discussed before on this blog. I’ve summarised Lynn Erickson’s ideas and I’ve shared examples of … Continue reading

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Inquiring into the inquiry planner…

When I published a post about planning recently, I wasn’t quite sure whether it would have broader appeal than the IB community. I included a link to a blank planner to give a sense of what it looks like and how … Continue reading

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Environment for inquiry…

I shared this beautiful video with a team of teachers before a planning session this morning. I wanted to encourage them to think about ‘letting go’, students taking more responsibility for the learning and the teacher’s role in making this … Continue reading

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Students Asking Good Questions

A guest post by John Barell, author of Why Are School Buses Always Yellow? (Teaching for Inquiry) “What does the sun look like from other planets?” This question from Jasmin Ramzinsky’s 3rd grade class at Parkside Elementary School in Austin reflects … Continue reading

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Asking good questions…

What questions do you have about this artifact? It doesn’t matter what it is. We don’t know and we don’t (as yet) need to try to find out… Our job is simply to create questions. We are each assigned a … Continue reading

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How do you analyse student questions?

We’ve had several posts recently at Inquire Within about ways to encourage students to ask questions, by Naini, Malyn and Alfonso. I’m a great fan of the Project Zero Visible Thinking program and its ‘thinking routines‘ which provide simple structures to support student thinking and questioning. … Continue reading

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10 reasons to read Inquire Within!

Ok, so this isn’t exactly a post about inquiry, but it is about Inquire Within, so I think I’ll get away with it…   I’m pleased to see that Inquire Within has been nominated for an Edublog Award in the … Continue reading

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