Getting Started With Inquiry

Looking forward to learning together. Should be exciting.

Beginning with INQUIRY in Mind

It’s so true, it’s not as easy as it sounds.  After seeing multiple classrooms that were well nestled into the school year it’s so refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who feels like it’s a total mess and absolute chaos at the beginning of the year.  

It’s not until we’ve built a culture of safety, oral language skills, multiple investigations, restorative justice (the list could go on forever), and a couple mental health days….you finally get comfortable with the idea that your classroom might just work…and then something else happens and you re-evaluate.

So on Day 3 of our inquiry into the early stages of inquiry I’ve mapped out my long-range plans to account for integration and time.  Then it hit me, why not create an overarching question for each unit, so now I’m going back and re-evaluating (see what I mean?).  I’m actually quite excited…

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