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Focus on Inquiry

We tend to move students through the stages of research in a sequential fashion, providing lessons on each stage, without explicitly providing for the incorporation of a model for recursion. (Stripling, 142). 

It's time to change our way of thinking about teaching and learning. We're teaching students to do research, but are we developing compassionate, deep thinkers? We're differentiating, providing authentic learning experiences, and bringing in real-world examples, but are we giving students ownership of their learning?

As you think about the learning environment, ask yourself:

Scaffold Inquiry

Provide scaffolding for students learning.

WolvesStart with a shared experience:


Compare fiction with nonfiction.

Model Inquiry

Share the books that you're reading. Connect them to resources that might be of interest to young people.

Benedict ArnoldValley Forge

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