We know that learning how to collaborate is an essential skill for college and workforce readiness. How are we engaging students to meaningfully collaborate through inquiry? Learn how essential student collaboration is to deepen learning through inquiry. See a model for how to implement Inquiry Circles and strategies for assessing collaboration to improve your teaching and learning for your students.
Inquiry-based learning creates opportunities for students to engage in active learning surrounded by good questions. Good questions lead students to investigate and problem-solve about significant topics, themes, and ideas – and design new insights and develop new skills. The Big6 Approach encourages good questions that promote problem-solving and decision making, involve higher-order thinking skills, have multiple possible answers, utilize a variety of resources, cannot be answered without careful and lengthy research, encourage students to question their initial ideas, and promote further inquiry while allowing teacher-librarians and classroom teachers to act as guides and facilitators.
New and effective approaches to learning and teaching in the school library program were shared in this webinar. This one hour could transform your library into a Think Tank! With strong rationale for brain-based learning coming from successful practice, neuroscience, and standards reform, presenters Paige Jaeger and Mary Ratzer explored why and how it works.
Are you a fan of the Big6 and Super3 and looking for interesting ways to incorporate these problem-solving strategies into your teaching? You can use team teaching with the Big6 and Super3 in your classroom or library media center.
Have you been wondering how to increase the rigor within an inquiry approach? Inquiry learning is the premier way to accomplish the CCSS. But inquiry can seem like a very loose and open way to teach and learn.
eBooks present exciting opportunities for educators. Yet the possibilities can be overwhelming and confusing. Where do you start? What lessons have worked? How have you used them to align to Common Core Standards?
Meaningful inquiry learning can be exciting and fun for students as they explore, discover, and stretch their intellect and skills. It can also be terrifying and challenging as there are no simple answers or cookie cutter paths to success.
The quality of a thesis statement determines the quality of an essay. A powerful, or at least clear, thesis statement makes for a powerful, or at least clear, essay.