Category: Starting with Inquiry Learning

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 Quick, Simple Ways to Support Inquiry Learning at Home

Inquiry learning isn’t just for the classroom. While it is a popular approach to learning that has many great benefits at school, fostering an inquiry culture at home can further support critical thinking skills as well. However, this doesn’t mean...

How Inquiry Learning is Redefining Schools in the 21st Century

Traditional teaching has remained relatively unchanged for decades. Compulsory public education was established so that students could learn how to read, write, and perform math calculations. In addition, students were taught subjects such as the classics, religion, and learning how...

Helping Students See The Value in Their Contributions

For many of us, we can recall a time in our childhood when a teacher or parent thought of us as more capable than we actually were. It parallels quotes like “she believed she could, so she did” and “fake...

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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How to Create Learning Provocations That Get Students Excited

What is a provocation? You’ve likely heard the term “provocation” used with inquiry-based learning. Provocations are intended to provoke a response from students – a question, a wonder, a thought, a feeling of curiosity – any of these signs of...

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20 Guaranteed Ways You Can Tell Inquiry-Based Learning is Working

While inquiry-based learning remains an engaging and rich method of learning, some teachers and educators wonder what signs they should be looking for to see that their students are benefitting. Below are 20 ways you can tell that your inquiry-based...

4 Powerful Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning

Thinking about trying an inquiry-based approach in your classroom? There are many benefits to this approach; some you may not have thought of! This list provides an idea of what we believe to be the four strongest benefits of an...