Category: Planning & Teaching

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 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...

How to Modify Student Questions for Inquiry Learning

By design, inquiry learning is meant to be authentic and organic. Whether a question was posed by the teacher to start, or if students come up with their own questions, they reflect genuine curiosity and wonder. Sometimes inquiries can start...

Infusing Inquiry Learning into English and Language Arts Planning

Subjects like English, language arts, and grammar aren’t often associated with inquiry learning. Typically, these subjects are taught using a direct teaching method whereby teachers explain grammar rules and follow up with examples of the rules being applied in sentences....

6 Back to School Inquiry Learning Examples

Sometimes the hardest part of integrating inquiry learning into your classroom is generating project ideas. While inquiry learning is designed to honour student interest and curiosity, it is always helpful to have a starting place, or a unit from which...

8 Effective Ways to Create an Authentic Inquiry Classroom

Guiding students through their learning and creating fun experiences for them are some of the joys of being a teacher. But how can you create and sustain a classroom culture of inquiry, curiosity, engagement, and connection year-round? It all starts...

Simple Strategies to Activate Students’ Prior Knowledge

Despite our best efforts, it can be a challenge to get students interested and engaged in their learning. Often, many of them lack the prior knowledge to infer meaning. However, there are some genuinely useful strategies that can help re-engage...