The move toward teaching through inquiry is evident in curriculum documents across the continent. In this book, you’ll find a clear approach for incorporating inquiry into your classroom.
Based on current research and solid classroom experience, authors Tina Jagdeo and Lara Jensen examine what inquiry is, then break it down into manageable steps that can be used with any K–12 age group. They explore and explain each step, providing real-life classroom examples.
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Tina Jagdeo, BAH, BEd, MA, is the Learning Strategies Coordinator of the Wernham West Centre for Learning at Upper Canada College in Toronto, Ontario. In this role, she teaches boys from kindergarten to grade 7 to help them understand and develop strategies for their unique learning profiles. She enjoys leading school-based workshops on best practices in literacy, mathematics, differentiation, and social and emotional learning. Tina has co-written two workbooks, Centred for Learning, volumes 1 and 2, on how to create inclusive learning environments.
Lara Jensen, BEd, BA, BPHE, has been a classroom teacher, specialist teacher, ICT integrator, curriculum coordinator, and librarian for the past 20 years at K–8 schools in Canada, Germany, and Switzerland. She holds a certificate in Outdoor and Experiential Education and has worked to incorporate inquiry-based teaching and learning into every classroom. Lara has conducted teacher’s workshops on such topics as mathematics, literacy, international-mindedness, and inquiry.
The authors' insights into planning, assessing and supporting students are clear, detailed and easy to adapt to your own teaching. Anyone...would benefit from reading this book, which offers approaches on how to build more inquiry into learning environments.