3 Questions To Guide Effective Inquiry-Based Learning

3 Questions To Guide Effective Inquiry-Based Learning

3 Questions To Guide Effective Inquiry Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education The debate over the efficacy of inquiry based learning has been the subject of several blog pieces and podcasts here on ThoughtStretchers Education and even...

10 Ways To Ask Facilitative Questions: Making Thinking Visible

10 Ways To Ask Facilitative Questions: Making Thinking Visible

10 Ways To Ask Facilitative Questions: Making Thinking Visible by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Asking "What makes you say that?" is a great way to encourage someone to elaborate on their thoughts or provide more information. It's one of the...

Inquiry Teaching And Reducing Polarization

Inquiry Teaching And Reducing Polarization

Inquiry Teaching And Reducing Polarization by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education The approach to teaching and learning in our K-12 schools over the past four decades is a contributing factor to the divisive, downward spiral that may be the end of...

Four ‘Circuit Breakers’ That Disrupt Student Inquiry

Four ‘Circuit Breakers’ That Disrupt Student Inquiry

Creating a classroom environment where the stakes for students don’t feel quite so high, especially when exploring sensitive issues, is crucial. It can help them ask better questions and enjoy intellectual “play” in a way that ultimately leads to deeper thinking and more curious exploration of ideas.

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