10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom - 10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about how and when to use inquiry-based learning–and apps for inquiry-based learning, too.
What we haven’t done–explicitly anyway–is looked at the reasons for doing so. While the benefits might seem obvious (student-centeredness, critical thinking, self-directed learning, etc.), the graphic above by sketch-noter Sylvia Duckworth based on a session by Trevor Mackenzie captures a lot of these ideas in a single visual. How Is Inquiry-Based Learning Different? In 4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers, we took a look at the characteristics of inquiry-based learning.
Learning focuses around a meaningful, ill-structured problem that demands consideration of diverse perspectives Academic content-learning occurs as a natural part of the process as students work towards finding solutions Learners, working collaboratively, assume an active role in the learning process How do I know I know it? 6 Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom. By Irena Nayfeld, TeachThought PD Inquiry Workshop Facilitator Teachers of young children juggle a lot.
There is literacy, math, science, social and emotional development, learning standards, the needs of each child, materials to make activities engaging, safe, and educational…the list goes on. More and more, researchers are finding that Habits of Mind and ‘21 Century Skills‘ such as curiosity, persistence, collaboration, growth mindset, critical thinking, and creativity are malleable and, when fostered, improve learning across all academic domains. Curiosity is a powerful catalyst for learning. Young children want to understand the world around them, and naturally reveal their interests by asking questions – sometimes even too many questions! This may lead us, as teachers, to push ahead instead of listening to a child’s question, or to answer it briefly and move on. 1.
Besides “What are these?” See also 8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. How to Find Reputable Online Resources for K-12 Distance Learning. As with most teachers across the country, in mid-March I found myself making a hasty transition from teaching middle school social studies in a physical classroom to remote teaching in a virtual classroom.
My classes met in a Google Classroom at a specific time each day, and I presented a resource for students to view, analyze, and discuss. Utilizing this format, the challenge is finding high-quality information for the students to analyze. I have found that brief videos are more effective than readings, as it is more difficult to support lower-level readers when I can’t see the cues that would indicate they’re struggling. A quick search on any given historical topic provides an overwhelming abundance of resources, both written and video, a function of the internet having few barriers to entry. The challenge becomes applying a critical eye to sources to weed out the amateurs and find the experts. Vetting Online Resources Of each potential resource, I ask the following questions. 16 Indicators Of Efficient Teaching. 16 Indicators Of Efficient Teaching by Terry Heick Notice that I didn’t use the more vague ‘good teacher’ phrasing.
That’s an important distinction, because here we’re talking about something a bit more clinical. Not entirely scientific and analytical and icky, but not entirely rhetorical and abstract and mushy either. Something somewhere in the middle–human, efficient, and hopefully happy and sustainable as a result. 1. To curriculum, pacing, assessment design, curriculum materials, etc. 2. Fresh data. 3. You know the pros and cons of project-based learning, scenario-based learning, learning simulations, and the like. Speaking of instructional design, the design of experiences that promote understanding of the most important content is a huge part of what an effective teachers do. Which is what design is about. Pricing — PlayPosit. Our Ability to Fully Participate as Citizens Is Tied to Literacy. Scaffolding Curiosity - Five Precepts for Guiding Inquiry Blog - Toddle Learning Library.
Inquiry Strategies Scaffolding Curiosity – Five Precepts for Guiding Inquiry Blog Cindy Blackburn 3 min read Please wait while flipbook is loading.
For more related info, FAQs and issues please refer to dFlip 3D Flipbook Wordpress Help documentation. Loading PDF 89% ... Previous Page Next Page Toggle Thumbnails Zoom In Zoom Out Toggle Fullscreen Share Single Page Mode Goto First Page Goto Last Page Turn on/off Sound Why is this workshop relevant? Often, teams are grounded in shared theoretical beliefs about how children learn best. This workshop summarizes my findings from seven years as a teacher and coordinator trying to support and structure inquiry across various settings.
How can I go further? The best workshops leave attendees with more questions than when they started (just as our classrooms should)! Questions to ask yourself: Note-taking: A Research Roundup.