My six year old never stops asking questions!
This year, more than ever, I’ve been asking a lot of questions and so have my students!
I believe, that the more we learn, the more questions we should have. I have embraced an inquiry approach to learning in the classroom where I’m encouraging my students to learn, experience, research, read and ASK QUESTIONS!
Inquiry based learning requires a shift from traditional teaching practices where I am no longer the giver of content and the master of information. I take on more of the role of a lead learner, guider and “questioner”. This requires the letting go of control. For me this is not so easy, I tend to be a control freak! But it feels good and it feels right! I look forward to coming to school each day to learn, explore, adventure, read and ask questions and I’m pretty sure my students do too!
Below are some examples of the questions that have resulted from our learning.
Guiding Questions for our Science Inquiries
Math Questions Resulting from our Trip to the Dump!
Questions Recorded in Adventure Logs during Landfill Tour
More Landfill Math Questions
Math Questions Inspired by our Visit with Renowned Explorer, Pen Hadow
Developing Questions before a Google Hangout with Renowned Diver Jill Hienerth
Working on Math Questions based on our Read Aloud, ‘Wonder’