Category: Activity Ideas

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 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,...

Using Inquiry Learning to Write Stories of the Future

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I was involved in a podcast project called “After the Pandemic: Writing the Stories of the Future”. The aim of the project was to stimulate 8th grade students’ critical thinking about the...

Easy and Fun Ways to Teach Robotics Through Inquiry Learning

When you hear the word “robotics”, what comes to mind? R2D2? The Mars Rover? Wall-E? Rosie from The Jetsons? Or perhaps your Roomba comes to mind. Either way, robotics is gaining prominence as we discover new ways to get things...

How To Build Amazing Models Using a Local Area Inquiry

When I worked in England, I learned that subjects like art, social studies, music, religion, and science were categorized into blocks called “Topic” or “Theme”. All the subjects were taught according to the objectives of the National Curriculum, but revolved...

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Writing Stories of the Future with Inquiry Learning

I am currently involved in a podcast project called “After the Pandemic: Writing the Stories of the Future”. The aim of the project is to stimulate 8th grade students’ critical thinking. They will do this by thinking about the future...