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Culturally Responsive Teaching and Inquiry

We just stopped. Culturally responsive teaching requires an empathetic inquiry stance. We’re continuing exploring the GId unit from Shawnee, Oklahoma. (You can read past posts from this month for the

Silence is not kindness

This post was authored by Heather DeSchazer, @mrs_deshazer on Instagram. She is an English Language Arts Teacher at Shawnee Middle School in Shawnee Oklahoma.  This was her personal reflection as she

A teacher instructs just as much as they learn – Lean into your discomfort

Today’s post is authored by Literature Teacher, Morgan Schaefer @ms.schaefer20 on Instagram I want to thank Morgan for her humility and grace in sharing her reflections as a white teacher

Learning with Them: The Mindset of the Teaching Team

Today, we’re continuing the journey with a middle school team who is studying the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 with their students. I’ll be telling the story of some brave

I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

Hello again, GID friends! I’m so excited to be back on the blog this week with my friend and colleague Paige to tell you about a project we worked on

Gr.6 Science Inquiry

Hi! This is the last post for Brian Shin and Michael Alford. We have two previous posts, the last one can be found here. Our students in gr.6 had just

Gr. 6 Science Inquiry

Hello again! Here is the second post of Brian Shin’s and Michael Alford’s gr.6 science inquiry. If you have not read the first post for an introduction, click here. We

Why It’s Important to Fail and Celebrate

Luke here again. So: my GID process was a bit bumpy— expected for a first timer. I was energized enough afterwards to try two other library projects before the end

Tripping Over Poetry

It’s Luke Steere again. In preparation for my GID, I turned to Maniotes (2017) in Guided Inquiry Design in Action: High School, who writes that offering a book full of

Guided, flailing Inquiry

I am Luke Steere, and honored to be a guest blogger for 52GID. After getting over the sheer terror of accidentally telling students to “immerse in databases” during the Explore

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