Category: Inquiry Skills

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...

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...

The Important Links Between Mindfulness and Inquiry Learning

Mindfulness is a relatively novel concept that has gained a lot of attention over the past few years. It was first introduced in 1979 as a medical intervention at the University of Massachusetts. Mindfulness is a meditative technique where your...

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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...

4 Of The Most Common Problems with Inquiry-Based Learning and How to Solve Them

Inquiry-based learning is an amazing way to get students excited, motivated, and engaged in their learning. It provides the basis for which teachers can assess the progression of soft skills such as teamwork, responsibility, and initiative. However, a few hiccups...

How to Help Students Form Rich, High-Quality Inquiry Questions

Sometimes the trickiest part about beginning an inquiry unit is developing deep, high-quality inquiry questions with your students. Especially if students haven’t been exposed to inquiry learning before, it can be a challenge to get them to understand the value...