Using Games and Gamification in the Inquiry Classroom

The use of games in the classroom is a fun way to engage students with their learning. Through advancements in technology, students are now able to apply their learning in a fun way that has massive appeal. When used as...

What the Heck is the Difference Between IBL and PBL?

A common question among educators is “what is the difference between inquiry-based learning and project-based learning?” Or, “what’s the difference between project-based and problem-based learning? How are they similar and what makes them different?” It can certainly be confusing, not...

4 Simple Steps for Creating Exciting and Impactful Provocations

Last year, we wrote a post all about creating learning provocations that get students excited in the classroom. In it, we described the purpose of provocations and included some helpful tips for preparing a provocation for students. We also included...

4 Quick, Simple Ways to Support Inquiry Learning at Home

Inquiry learning isn’t just for the classroom. While it is a popular approach to learning that has many great benefits at school, fostering an inquiry culture at home can further support critical thinking skills as well. However, this doesn’t mean...

4 Powerful and Purposeful Inquiry Questions for Teaching Black History

2020 was a year of monumental change. It was a year of activism, strength, and inspiration. It showed everyone what courage, collaboration, and determination looks like. Furthermore, it provided students around the world with a starting point from which conversations,...

4 Helpful Tips for Creating an Engaging Virtual Inquiry Classroom

Over the past year, we’ve all had to adjust our teaching methods and approaches. Every classroom and circumstance is different, but what has remained similar is the shift to virtual learning. For many, this has meant having to leave the...