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Open Ended Inquiry

I think Open Ended Transactional Inquiry is a great opportunity for engagement. I think it's important to use the science textbook to introduce important concepts that have been discovered and have set the stage for what students "need" to know to be effective citizens. But educators must offer opportunity to discover facts in a non-harnessed environment too. I have spent too many years as an educator who could not manage his classroom. This year I am 100% committed to have classroom control so I can effectively allow my students to explore concepts in an unconventional setting which they will use to explore their world. I think we have to engage our students in this way, then challenge them to talk about their findings. It's a process that I want to utilize this year.

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