Category: Inquiry Skills

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...

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...

Easy Ways to Teach Events that Occurred at the Same Time in History

Something I struggled with in school was the idea that events could occur in different places at the same time. For example, I had no idea that while the Black Death ravaged Europe, the Incas were flourishing in Peru; or...