Category Archives: Inquiry

Resources on Motivating Elementary Students

Below are some resources on motivating studentsĀ that may be useful for some of the inquiry projects Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation http://www.edutopia.org/blog/classroom-self-persuasion-david-palank 9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics http://www.edutopia.org/blog/9-strategies-motivating-students-mathematics-alfred-posamentier Profiles of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations in Elementary School: A Longitudinal Analysis Corpus, J. H., & Wormington, S. V. (2014). The journal of experimental education:

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Inquiry Resource: Is Homework Bogus?

Bonjour PL-TECHNOs, I took a resource from the professional blog that I shared last week. Alfie Kohn is a thinker that I really like. He is pretty radical and makes you consider alternatives to “the way things are done.” If you are looking for some mind bending I would check him out. Rethinking Homework by

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Strategies to support engagement

Let’s get practical! I’ll start a brief list of strategies you can employ to increase student engagement, active listening and thinking during discussions and lessons. It would be terrific to see individuals ‘add’ to the list… in this way, we might build a bank! Utilize think-pair-share (don’t forget the think time!) Call on students randomly

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Snorkelers and Scuba Divers

Today in inquiry class we briefly explored the idea of helping students become more engaged in the classroom. I know that all of you have begun to develop a deeper understanding of your individual teaching contexts, your students, their interests and their needs… this is a big part of engaging your students! Brain research can

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