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Team work makes the dream work: Science Expert Mentors via ZOOM

Many educators are happy to teach in a silo- “Just leave me alone to do my thing!” they say, as they close the classroom door.   Not so with GId.

The Science Fair- It’s not always science, and it’s not always fair…

Today’s post is a reflection on the Boston Latin School (BLS) GId Science Fair unit by the librarian, Susan Harari.  Thank you for this contribution. “It’s not always science and

Uncertainty is Worth the Pain

Uncertainty isn’t easy on any of us.  But it’s the challenge of digging deep that is part of why this kind of learning has a lasting impact on our students.

Structures for Immersing Students to Identify an Interest for Science Projects

In the this post, science teacher Courtney Garside describes how the Open and Immerse phases of Guided Inquiry were developed to help students see the science in their everyday lives,

GId Opens Up Space for Addressing Science Misconceptions

Boston Latin School Middle School Science Fair was redesigned this year using GId.  The Learning Team found some great benefits to doing so.  One was that the teachers saw students

Boston Latin School 7th Grade Science Fair

In the next few weeks I’m on the blog again sharing another exciting best practice of middle school Guided Inquiry. Here’s a little background on how this all began. Last

Culturally Responsive Inquiry: The Middle of the Process – Research Phases

Thanks for coming back to the blog.  In this post we’re continuing with the story of the Middle School Guided Inquiry Design Unit on -Dreamland Burning Tulsa 1921 Massacre. Today,

Culturally Responsive Inquiry: Using Community Resources

Guided Inquiry Design was created out of the collaborative efforts of three different perspectives on education. The Librarian Researcher -The information science field The Teacher/Instructional Coach/ School Leader -Curriculum and

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

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

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