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PBIS & Culture Playbook - School culture tips to produce results

PBIS & Culture Playbook - School culture tips to produce results | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In a new How-To Guide, Kickboard and 4 school leaders share 8 simple strategies to Increase attendance, Reduce discipline referrals, Reduce suspensions, Improve academic achievement. PBIS. Classroom Management. School Improvement. School Culture.

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Getting Your Students to Love Reading (Infographic)

Getting Your Students to Love Reading (Infographic) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Reading is a huge part of a child's development. In the early stages, it should be a shared experience between parent and child which can impact a love of books

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:18 PM

Although this infographic was written with the parent in mind the ideas are applicable for teachers. Chances are you have at least a few students in your classroom whom may not be as engaged as you would like. Learn some of the tricks that you might try to help them become more engaged and consider sharing this with parents.

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The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! (free)

The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! (free) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:20 PM

This indepth post explores inquiry-based learning. The four phases are:

1. Interaction - Big Idea: Dive into engaging, relevant, and credible media forms to identify a “need” or opportunity for inquiry

2. Clarification - Big Idea: Summarizing, paraphrasing, and categorizing learning with teacher or expert support

3. Questioning - Big Idea: Asking questions to drive continued, self-directed inquiry

4. Design - Big Idea: Designing an accessible, relevant, and curiosity-driven action or product to culminate and justify inquiry

Each of the four phases also includes information on tones, student indicators, teacher indicators, appropriate questions and apps.

There are also 4 questions for student-based reflection and ten adjustments you may make as a teacher to adjust to teaching inquiry-based learning.

There are many forms of teaching that incorporate inquiry-based learning including project-based learning, blended learning, and challenge-based learning. You may find your students more engaged in the learning process if you include some components of inquiry-based learning in your classroom.