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GID – Wrap it up with 3D Science and Phenomenon

I’m so thankful that Leslie shared her expertise on designing a Guided Inquiry unit with our teacher group in DC this summer.  It changed my pedagogy and student engagement. I’m

Guided Inquiry Design Integrated with 3D Science and Storylines

What does learning look like in your classroom? This is tough to answer, as instruction and student engagement morph from year to year and class to class.  As a Science

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 – The Universe

Good day! Let’s start by introducing ourselves: our names are Brian Shin and Michael Alford. We are gr.6 science teachers at St. George’s Junior School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

It All Starts With A Question…?

Greetings from South Carolina! My name is Jamie Gregory, and I am a public high school media specialist in the Upstate of SC at James F. Byrnes High School. I

Introducing: Marc Crompton
Introducing: Marc Crompton

Well… reintroducing, really!  I’m a Teacher Librarian at St George’s School in Vancouver, BC.  That’s right, the same school as the divine Curious St George!  While she’s at our Jr

Beginning with the end in mind – Student Questions from High School

This week we are talking about student questions, what questions students come up with within the context of a GID unit, and how they relate to and address the content

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,

A-HA Moment

A-ha moments As I close out my fourth year of the GID project, I am thinking about some of the connections that my students make.  First, I believe that science

Taking Steps Back So We Can Move Forward

Happy weekend, friends! This post brings to a close the discussion of our Norman Public Schools Guided Inquiry unit for 5th grade science. Coincidentally, yesterday was our third planning meeting,

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