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Tulsa Massacre 1921- Unit Plans and Adaptations

Adapting this unit for use with your students I imagine that as we are upon the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre 1921 and as it is gaining a lot

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 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

The Importance of Librarians with GID:  A classroom teacher’s testimony
The Importance of Librarians with GID: A classroom teacher’s testimony

I have learned so000000 much about GID  through working with my school librarian.  My students and I have had many successes with GID because of our school librarian.  And there

Vulnerability in GID

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity.  It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity…” –Dr. Brene Brown, research professor/author Happy Summer!  My

Exploring Methods: Trial and Error

In the comments of my first post this week, I explained that the open and immerse primarily take place in the English IV classrooms as students address social issues through

Bridging GID from Middle to High School

Hello, my name is Christie Gudowski, and I serve as the school librarian at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas. Reagan enrolls approximately 3,600 students in a suburb

A Year of Firsts!

Hello everyone! My name is Rachelle Johnson and I am the guest blogger this week. I am a Secondary Science Teacher in Norman, Oklahoma. I teach Biology and Zoology at

Inquiry is Fluid and Flexible: Part 2

Yesterday I attempted to discuss this wiggly topic of how GID is not lockstep.  In GID, our job is to guide students to find their own direction for inquiry in

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