Thursday, March 21, 2013

Inquiry-based lessons help students explore, reflect - courtesy of SmartBrief

Here is a great article for teachers to use.  It is research based and aligned with the common core:}  

A growing number of educators are using the inquiry-learning approach, in which the goal is to help students learn how to learn. A long-term research project in which students select their topic, explore it and finally present their findings is an example of inquiry learning, Katrina Schwartz writes in this blog post that includes five inquiry-learning tools. "We want students thinking about their thinking," said Leslie Maniotes, one of the authors of "Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century," and a teacher-effectiveness coach in the Denver Public Schools. "We want them reflecting on the process and the content." KQED.org/Mind/Shift blog

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