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Rosemary Krygowski's picture

Practice What We Preach

  A summer institute that is inquiry based looks like a room where people are involved in inquiry-based  explorations.I think one point that the teachers discussed in our group was that students did need to be guided.I felt yesterday we were guided. The lesson started with all of us involved with our questions and our beliefs about microwaves.I would have never come to class saying I wanted to learn about microwaves.In fact I never gave much thought to it but Liz made me wonder and she filled in many blanks about microwaves. Was this an entirely inquiry base lesson? Does it matter? What is important that I learned something of interest, that I plan to use in my classroom.I feel that true inquiry is a wondereful place to be but a very difficult place to find.

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