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Posted by Rachel and Stephanie:

We would like for our students to learn how to question and carry out conversations with each other to better understand concepts. It would be ideal for students to formulate conversations and teachers just act as a facilitator.

One example of using inquiry in the classroom is using a strategy of pens in the middle for students to take turns communicating attitudes about ideas while the teacher monitors the conversations.

How do teachers get students to form ideas about concepts they do not have prior knowledge on, and how can you motive them? (Keep in mind lack of supplies and large class sizes)




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