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Science as Inquiry

From the first moment I began teaching kids, it was always in some form of inquiry based science. I think today's symposium brought to light important opinions, mostly that as teachers we don't always have freedom to teach how we want to teach. Last year I guided students in many of my classes to explore science by themselves- to inquire through hands-on exploration. I didn't provide them with the answers either, but I still had to try as best as I could to make sure these students were meeting the science standards. I think they were and I think that much of what was "brought to today's table" was valuable information. I will always incorporate inquiry-based learning into my classes, and I don't want to work at a school where this is not encouraged- for whatever reason.


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