Blog Post 4: A week in the life of a Guided Inquiry practitioner in India

This is a tale of one enormous parcel, cancelled planes, mice, an elephant and Guided Inquiry Background: Since 2007, I’ve visited Loreto Panighatta many times to work on establishing a library there. Loreto Panighatta is a K-10 school in the beautiful tea garden area below the Himalayas, near Siliguri, in West Bengal, India.  Students are […]

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The best decision?

What’s the most transformative decision I made this year? I’d have to say it was offering a 2 hour PD during the summer to introduce interested faculty to Guided Inquiry Design. When did I schedule it? Logistically, I selected a date many teachers would already be in the building. This was key! A lot of […]

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Greetings from Kentucky

At school, I’m known by students in a variety of ways: One of the friendly librarians (at my school we are fortunate enough to have 2!), the teacher who got struck by lightning (true story), the guest speaker who reads picture books (Banned Book activities rock!), the sports enthusiast (I’m always ready to talk Kentucky […]

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E is for…

If you’ve read my other posts, you can probably guess which direction I’m going with this one.  It’s the direction I’m always trying to go- towards student engagement (that’s what e is for, in case it isn’t obvious). In my experience, students can learn pretty much anything they WANT to learn.  My job is nothing […]

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