inquiry

6 Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom

6 Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom by Irena Nayfeld, TeachThought PD Inquiry Workshop Facilitator Teachers juggle a lot. There is literacy, math, science, social and emotional development, learning standards, the needs of each child, materials to make activities engaging, safe, and educational…the list goes on. More and more, researchers are finding that Habits of Mind and […]

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions by Terry Heick Questions can be extraordinary learning tools. A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be […]

Always-On Inquiry: Why You Should Be Asking More Questions In Your Classroom

Always-On Inquiry: Why You Should Be Asking More Questions In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff Those of us who spend our days around young children hear it all the time: “What’s that?” “Why are you doing that?” “How? Why? HowWhyWhenWhatWhy?” Children are infinitely curious – they want to understand the world around them, how it […]

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15 Questions To Ask When Introducing New Content To Students

15 Questions To Ask When Introducing New Content To Students by Terry Heick It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge. Somewhere beneath wisdom and above the ‘things’ a student knows. Laws of economics say that scarcity increases value. It’s no longer information that’s scarce, […]

Good Teachers Stick To The Lines, Great Teachers Inspire New Lines

Good Teachers Stick To The Lines, Great Teachers Inspire New Lines by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD On September 3rd, 2017 I was saddened by the news of the passing of musician Walter Becker. For those not familiar, he was one half of the musical genius that founded Steely Dan. As a musician myself, […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 87 Helping Questions Flourish With Recap

Drew Perkins, talks with Emily Merritt and Brian Lamb of Recap about the inquiry process and how they’ve iterated and used Design Thinking to develop their and their app/platform. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Recap @RecapThat Right Question Insitute – Question Formulation Technique (QFT) Trevor McKenzie – Dive Into Inquiry Chris Bronke Adam Watson Susan Cain – Quiet Guided […]

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