I’m excited to be blogging again for 52GID. Last year I posted about some of my adventures with Guided Inquiry Design and I’m happy to say that teachers from my school and district have also joined in to write about their experiences. Overall, it’s been a lot of fun over the past several years creating GID curriculum, co-teaching, uncovering new ways of using the process and learning with colleagues and students.
Our town is in central Massachusetts, we have 1140 students and I am grateful to be the teacher librarian at the high school. This year is my 8th year in Westborough. I am proud of all that we continue to accomplished with GID. As a teacher librarian, I rely on trust within my relationships with teachers in order to bring new ideas to the table. GID is quick to point out what’s working well in the classroom and where there is room for growth. I am happy to say that the majority of the content teachers I work with are knee deep in the growth mindset of education. And although it’s sometimes messy and uncomfortable, there is always time to reflect on what we may want to do better as well as how we can integrate our teaching styles, our teaching philosophy and our personalities.
Here are a few things that I am mindful of with GID collaborations:
Over this week, I hope to share some examples of what I’ve learned from GID collaborations with high school teachers and students.
Anita Cellucci, Teacher Librarian
Westborough High School
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