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Inquiry Stations in Explore

This week I am sharing our district newsletters about inquiry learning. Inquiry News 3 Here’s the link to our third newsletter.  inquiry-news-3-nov-2015-for-gid In Newport News, we combine Guided Inquiry’s “Open,

Week Long Inquiry Leads to Community Service

This week, I am sharing our district newsletters about inquiry learning as part of my project to amplify our message. Inquiry News 2   Click this link to read NNPS

Successes, Challenges and To-Do List

In my quest to motivate students to drive their own learning, I find inquiry-based learning essential. Moving further towards successful inquiry-based learning and attempting to internalize this personal need in

Aldine ISD Online Resources Cultivate Guided Inquiry!

This year I am attempting a new Guided Inquiry project.  I meet with fourth graders in the computer lab two days a week for an hour for inquiry based lessons

Jazz, Will Rogers, and Saving the Earth – Elementary students Questions in GID

As you might imagine as we move down the spectrum of levels in this “vertical” look at inquiry questions will include more simplistic questions at the elementary level. In today’s

Adopting and Adapting

My last post was about carrying out a Guided Inquiry unit in its entirety, from Open through to Evaluate. Even though it’s a very structured framework, one of the best

Avoid Cheetah Reports in 8 Easy Steps!

Remember this charming critter from my last entry? My Guided Inquiry Design mascot? This creature is a Pompeii Worm, and the reason it represents the power of GID, to me,

Reflections on a Unit

Today I’m going to tell you about a unit I worked on with 4th Graders that was designed to address the societies of Native American tribes and their influences on American

Call Me a Covert Operator

Before I begin you need to know 5 things. Everybody learned something. Mistakes were made. Lessons were learned. No students were harmed. Battles did ensue. I am a covert operative.

The 4 Commandments of GID for Multiple Sites

Happy Tuesday! As Buffy mentioned, we are going to give you a rundown of our unit, and hopefully, some awesome readers will be able to give us feedback to help

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