Starting with Inquiry Learning

6 Impactful Bulletin Board Ideas for the Inquiry Classroom

Traditionally, bulletin boards existed as a place where teachers could hang student work and show off the progress in their classrooms. They acted as appealing displays to complement the work being done by students. These days, teachers are uncovering so...

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...

Exploring Different Learning Styles in Young Children

There are four key styles of learning – visual, auditory, tactile and kinaesthetic. Every child is different in terms of how they connect with these learning styles. Most kids prefer one or two specific styles, but sometimes different styles can...

Understanding the Difference Between Inquiry and Research

It is common to hear the question “what’s the difference between inquiry and research?” While it’s true that there are some similarities, inquiry and research are fundamentally different in many ways. Inquiry-based learning is an approach to learning that emphasizes...

How to Overcome Challenges with Inquiry Based Learning

Sometimes inquiry based learning doesn’t go as planned. There can be many reasons for this, including a lack of engagement, difficulty organizing students, and uncertainty around inquiry learning. We previously wrote about this topic in the article “4 Of The...

10 Inquiry Based Learning Examples for Back to School

Inquiry based learning is an excellent way to garner student questions and ideas and use them as a starting point for deeper learning. However, many teachers run into problems coming up with inquiry based learning examples that are meaningful and...

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...

The Power of the Reggio Emilia Approach in Education

You may have heard of the Reggio Emilia approach in education and wondered what it is or how it works. Like other educational theories gaining increased popularity in the 21st century, the Reggio Emilia approach focuses on putting the child...