Plenty of resources speak to the benefits of inquiry, the research behind it, and even subject-specific processes to follow. But thats not enough. Implementing inquiry is the tricky part, and involves changing beliefs about the teacher and student roles in the classroom. Most critically, we as teachers must engage in inquiry ourselves to successfully implement it in the classroom.
One part practical guide, one part interactive journal, this book provides the opportunity to do inquiry as you read about it. Youll learn what inquiry-based instruction looks like in practice through five key strategies, all of which can be immediately implemented in any learning environment.
These strategies and experiences will improve your relationships with students and colleagues, reduce your workload by asking more of students, and breathe joyful curiosity back into your classroom. Lets get out of our comfort zones and do inquiry-based teaching in a more practical and powerful way! Are you ready?