Category: Starting with Inquiry Learning

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...

3 Easiest Ways to Get Excited About Inquiry

Teachers have an incredibly challenging job full of ups and downs. Some days are downright draining while others feel like an invigoration for the mind and soul. So how can genuine excitement and curiosity be fostered? How can teachers set...

3 Key Traits of Inquiry-Based Learning

What is Inquiry-Based Learning? Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a teaching approach that focuses on student-generated questions, ideas, and observations and uses these as an anchor for learning. Teachers and educators foster within the classroom a sense of wonder and curiosity....