Design Inquiry Learning Thinking

I keep coming back to this, but I think that it’s important.  As teachers, we explore different ways of setting up learning experiences for students.  We play with pedagogies, keep ideas that ...

Learn to Make – Make to Learn

I’ve been spending my Spring Break wading through Learning Logs, interviews, assignments, and surveys trying to distill common threads from the thinking of a number of students in a Social Studi...

Boston Guided Inquiry Reflections

I started this week in Boston spending some quality time with Leslie Maniotes, two members of my school’s Social Studies Department and the Librarian from our Jr School.  We had the opportunity...

Guided Inquiry – Evaluation

What a week!  I’ll write about my fantastic trip to Boston with members of our Socials Department, my Librarian colleague from our Jr School and Leslie Maniotes in another post, but while I was...

Guided Inquiry – One Overview

If you are looking for the, quintessential overview of Guided Inquiry, look no further.  You should be reading Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes, and Ann Caspari’s books on the topic Guided Inqui...

Guided Inquiry – a Midpoint Reflection

I’ve been exploring Kuhlthau, Maniotes, and Caspiri’s Guided Inquiry model for some time now.  (read Guided Inquiry and Guided Inquiry Design) For the most part, this has involved reading...

Jargon – Questions more than answers

As I prepare to head back to classes next week, I find myself thinking a lot about use of various terms that are being tossed about in my corner of education these days (and, as I write this, I find a...

Student Inquiry – Three thing I know so far

I’ve spent much of the Fall thinking about student inquiry (aka research).  I’ve also been thinking a lot about how to help students find success taking ownership of their own learning. ...

It’s Complicated – book review

It’s been a pretty relaxing summer.  The blog has been neglected as my writing has been working toward a book that I hope will be of interest to readers of this blog, but a completion date is n...