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Syreeta Bennett's picture

My thoughts on Inquiry

What is Inquiry to me? Inquiry is allowing my students to come up with questions and developing investigations to answer their  own questions. In my classroom I have to follow the core curriculum. There are topics that I have to cover for School District benchmark so I do more guided inquiry in my classroom. Many times I set up the investigations and there are guidelines they have to follow but I give them reign to adjust investigations and to further explore. For every unit, I let the kids through journals and classroom discussions to gerenrate questions. I make time for students to answer these questions through various mediums. At these times I am there for assistance and not as the driver. Teaching through inquiry is challenging it requires strong classroom management, patience, planning and money. However, it is rewarding to see growth and the desire to learn that you don't always see through traditional methods of learning.


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