GId helped EVERY student identify an area of interest for research

Equity is important in public schools in the US.  Educators want all students to have an equal opportunity to have high quality learning experiences. The science fair is often a

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

Inquiry Creates a Community

We’re continuing to describe the Boston Latin Science Fair and how GId transformed the design in ways that made a big impact on student learning.  Today we’ll be talking about

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,

Instructional Strategies

Hello again everyone!  As a reminder from Monday the units I am discussing were 2nd and 4th grade units.  The 2nd grade unit was tied into the social studies curriculum

Writing in the Math Classroom?! A Guided Inquiry Reflection

I remember the first day of my first Guided Inquiry Unit. I told my Algebra 2 students (a mixture of Sophomore-Seniors in high school) that we were going to try

My Mathematical Journey to Guided Inquiry

As a high school math teacher, my overarching goal every year is to nurture a unique group of mathematically literate students. In today’s society, we are surrounded with numbers, statistics,

Teach Out Loud

This past week, as I was searching for new innovative ideas to bring to my classroom, I came across the sayings, “Shut the door and teach!” and “Open the door

Immersed in Learning

In my current GID unit, my 5th grade students are exploring the world around them. Over this unit, students will gain knowledge  of Earth’s four spheres: hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and

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