Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution?

“Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years. Laufenberg provided some insight into how she guided students to find their own learning paths at school, and enumerated some of these ideas at SXSWEdu last week.

  1. Be Flexible
  2. Foster Inquiry by Scaffolding Curiosity
  3. Design Architecture for Participation
  4. Teachers Teach Kids, not Subjects
  5. Provide Opportunities for Experiential Learning
  6. Embrace Failure
  7. Don’t Be Boring
  8. Foster Joy

Read the entire article by Tina Barseghian on Mind/Shift at http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/03/creating-classrooms-we-need-8-ways-into-inquiry-learning/

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