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Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in Inquiry-Based Learning

Bloom’s Taxonomy has guided teachers for decades, generally following the structure of: remembering understanding applying analyzing evaluating creating But Bloom’s Taxonomy is just one framework available. It provides a way for teachers to use to structure units, lessons, and expectations....

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50 Examples of Deep, Meaningful History Questions

History has gotten a bad rap over the years. A lot of students think it’s dull and boring and filled with material that doesn’t affect them. This couldn’t be further from the truth! History inquiry is full of opportunities for...

How To Plan a Fun and Engaging Social Studies Inquiry

Social Studies in Ontario Social studies is a complex subject. It includes subjects like geography, history, politics, economics, law, and humanities. The Ontario social studies curriculum focuses on citizenship education. It teaches students to be a responsible, active citizen in...

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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...

Awesome At-Home Inquiry Activities to Try Right Now

For the majority of people isolating at home with children, it is difficult to come up with fun, exciting, different, engaging, and interesting activities everyday (for some, every half hour!) It probably feels draining to have to reinvent the wheel...

How To Make Learning Relevant in Your Classroom

Students demand relevancy in their learning. As teachers, it is vital that we provide this in our day-to-day lessons and activities. At one point or another we’ve all heard from a child “When will I ever use this?” or “Why...

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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...