True inquiry involves students coming up with their own questions and ways to test the question. The problem that I ran into is the fact that I am required to teach certain topics in a certain time and it leaves very little time for this open-ended questioning inquiry. I still want my ... READ the POST
Guided Inquiry with Thinglink Examples
Twenty-first-century learning is about helping students become life-long learners. Students need to be able to gather information on their own. This is a skill that needs to be taught. One way I do this is by having students do a guided inquiry using the site thinglink.com. With ... READ the POST
Adventures in ISTEM: What does it mean?
Introduction As I write this, in 2015, I will have been a middle school science teacher for 15 years, and during that time, my philosophy as a teacher has definitely changed. As I have discovered different teaching practices, ideas, and mindsets, my thoughts on what is important has ... READ the POST