How to Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects

This post is an excerpt from the book, Inquiry Mindsets: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners. Trevor MacKenzie first describes a powerful passion-based, free inquiry project completed by an introverted student in his H.S. English course. Next he describes the type of scaffolding students need in order to take on such inquiry projects. He introduces, The Types of Student Inquiry, a scaffolded approach that gradually increases student agency over learning while providing learners with the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to be successful in their inquiry.

This excerpt can provide any teacher a real world look at conducting inquiry-based projects in their classroom to increase student voice and engagement and deepen learning.

Source Organization: KQED

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