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Connected Learning: Tying Student Passions to School Subjects

Connected Learning: Tying Student Passions to School Subjects | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
By Ashley Williams, Youth Radio What if your extracurricular activities weren't just extra but a part of your academics too? New thinking on education intend
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Want Kids to Walk the Walk? Then Chart the Talk!

Want Kids to Walk the Walk?  Then Chart the Talk! | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
Today we are delighted to welcome guest blogger, Valerie Geschwind. Valerie is currently a teacher in the NYC public schools. Valerie creates magical things in her classroom, one of which is rich a...
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4 Steps to Better Writers

4 Steps to Better Writers | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
Clarity. It is what we long for when we travel through a student's essay. Yet our struggling writers make us wander through a cluttered maze of thoughts, leading to dead ends.

We want an awareness o
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Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it. This is why student creation is so important in the new economy of information.
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How to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Failure

How to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Failure | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
According to the research on failure, students may need more than just grit to succeed.
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A Beautiful End to a Scientific Inquiry in Grade 1

A Beautiful End to a Scientific Inquiry in Grade 1 | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
So we've just gone through a wonderful inquiry. We've been looking at how we view things through scientific eyes. It's a lot about skills and concepts. One of the more important concepts of this un...
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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.
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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
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 ro
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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
Everyday there is less standardization of information, making it nearly impossible to decide what a student should know. Are sticking to content standards still appropriate?
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The Kid Should See This

The Kid Should See This | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
Not-made-for-kids videos for kids. Watched & collected by Rion Nakaya with her 2 & 5 year olds. Follow @thekidshouldsee.
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Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons from anot
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Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics

Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
The Common Core Standards in Mathematics stress the importance of conceptual understanding as a key component of mathematical expertise. Alas, in my experience, many math teachers do not understand...
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Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes?

Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes? | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
"Last week, my son brought home a stack of papers from his first-grade class. Some of them had obvious spelling errors, but no one had marked them wrong. What's the deal? Why don't teachers seem to care about spelling anymore?" [...]
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solar concentrators

solar concentrators | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
The Hawks have started working on their group Expression project for Mirrors: making solar marshmallow roasters. Inspired by their work from before spring break, each Hawk is taking a different app...
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Passion-Based Learning

Passion-Based Learning | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
There is lots of talk about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline and all of its leaks. My personal mission is to fill the STEM pipeline with so many children that it bursts.
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Boss Level: Collaborative Student-Led Learning at Quest to Learn

Boss Level: Collaborative Student-Led Learning at Quest to Learn | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
What if instruction could actually engage students and get them excited about learning? What if school could foster student creativity and support their expanding imaginations? What if educators arou
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Letting Go As Student Interests Take the Wheel

Letting Go As Student Interests Take the Wheel | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
Kindergarten teacher Valerie Geshwind helps her students find their passions and their voice by honoring their interests, engaging them in a play-like writing workshop, & by supporting them as ...
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Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense.

But for students, the ultimate support sys
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Could there actually be one "C" to rule them all?!

Could there actually be one "C" to rule them all?! | Learning Through Inquiry | Scoop.it
Some describe four "Cs" of essential skills for this 21st century - traits such as: Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. Some list five or six "Cs." Five: Creativity, Co...
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