3 Insightful Cause and Effect Inquiry Project Ideas

Understanding cause-and-effect is an incredibly important skill that students need to learn in order to make sense of the patterns around them. Understanding cause and effect relationships allows students to apply logical reasoning, consider multiple perspectives, and draw informed conclusions...

How to Teach Math Using Inquiry-Based Learning

Teaching math has slowly been evolving from a subject that, for many students, feels useless and trivial, to one that helps provide relevance and build important learning skills inside and outside of the classroom. Inquiry learning helps provide students with...

How to Set Up Learning Provocations in the Classroom

Learning provocations are designed to provoke learning and engagement. They might be related to a specific concept or unit of study you are exploring as a class. Alternatively, they can be used to spark curiosity and introduce something new. Learning...

4 Unique Inquiry-Based Learning Project Ideas

Once you get the hang of inquiry-based learning, it can be tricky to come up with unique project ideas. In fact, simply coming up with an engaging and relevant idea is often the hardest part of the process. In previous...

3 Engaging Thanksgiving Inquiry Ideas to Use in the Classroom

The autumn season in North America is punctuated with holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, but the latter usually gets a gloss-over in the classroom. While many of us wouldn’t think that Thanksgiving is an opportune time for an inquiry project,...

3 Problem-Based Learning Ideas for Back to School 2023

Problem-based learning has become a proactive approach to help students develop critical-thinking and inquiry skills in the classroom. It differs from inquiry-based learning in that the focus of problem-based learning is on solving problems. Planned effectively, these problems are relevant...

4 Back to School Inquiry Ideas to Use in 2023

Fostering an inquiry-based classroom starts at the beginning of the school year. By starting the year with more guided inquiries, students can more easily adjust to an inquiry environment. They will become more open with their curiosities and more willing...

Bringing SpaceX Into the Inquiry Classroom

Inquiry-based learning is a powerful way to learn about the world. It’s also a great way to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics, which have become more relevant in the classroom than ever. A SpaceX inquiry...

How to Teach Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Over the past few years, my students have become more curious about the world. I teach high school students, and I’ve noticed that they are paying more attention than ever to world events, politics, and controversial issues. Sometimes their questions...

Exploring Different Learning Styles in Young Children

There are four key styles of learning – visual, auditory, tactile and kinaesthetic. Every child is different in terms of how they connect with these learning styles. Most kids prefer one or two specific styles, but sometimes different styles can...