Teaching With Inquiry

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Synopsis

This is a podcast for teachers who are interested in learning more about inquiry based learning and how to implement this teaching strategy into their classrooms.

Episodes

  • EP 136: Get Kids Engaged by Keeping Your Digital Learning Tasks Fresh

    EP 136: Get Kids Engaged by Keeping Your Digital Learning Tasks Fresh

    28/05/2020 Duration: 17min

    I don't know about your but something tells me that I will need to be changing a few things up next week. - Students are less engaged - Parents are returning to work - The weather is hard to avoid - we all would rather be outside.   So I have a plan... I am making a month-long calendar of fun and engaging ideas that kids can do at their own pace while still covering concepts of the curriculum. I want to share with you my plan on what I want to do including different trends, tools, and projects that will hopefully boost engagement and keep kids learning.

  • EP 135: How to Use Synchronous (Live) Learning in your Digital Classroom

    EP 135: How to Use Synchronous (Live) Learning in your Digital Classroom

    22/05/2020 Duration: 41min

    The pressure is on and there is an increased pressure being placed on teachers to provide synchronous learning.   Never heard that word before?   That's because the better way to describe this overly complicated term is live teaching.   Just the thought of live teaching makes so many teachers nervous and rightly so. While there are advantages there are also some major concerns about privacy, access, and equity.   Despite these objections, it looks like synchronous learning is becoming more and more the expectation of teachers these days. From parents, admin, and the government.   So I wanted to talk about it.   In this live video, we broke down the advantages and disadvantages as well as the tools and equipment you can use to help you set your self up for success.

  • EP 134: How to Provide Assessment and Feedback to you’d Students while Teaching Digitally

    EP 134: How to Provide Assessment and Feedback to you’d Students while Teaching Digitally

    22/05/2020 Duration: 43min

    One big concern with teachers right now is how to provide assessment and feedback. I wanted to share with you my mindset when it comes to providing feedback and assessment for teachers of students. There is no one way to provide quality feedback and no it doesn't need to be all about writing paragraphs in response to everything that they are doing. Let's review the guidelines set out for teachers. Then we can explore some ideas on how to provide student's feedback. We may not be evaluating and nothing we do is going to count however I am still marking their work and some of my own feedback will be given in value out of 10. I know controversial.... but let me explain why I am still doing this even though it doesn't count.

  • EP 132 Google Classroom For Beginners - A Step by Step Walkthrough to Get You Started.

    EP 132 Google Classroom For Beginners - A Step by Step Walkthrough to Get You Started.

    01/05/2020 Duration: 27min

    Do you need a back to basics walkthrough to help you navigate how to get started with Google classroom? By request, I have created a video walkthrough with all of the tips you will need to get started (or restart) on the right foot with google classroom.

  • EP 131 Going Digital - How to use a PDF for Remote Learning

    EP 131 Going Digital - How to use a PDF for Remote Learning

    15/04/2020 Duration: 27min

    Right now the trend seems to be using a lot of google slides to facilitate remote learning. However, this is not the only useful format that can be used. So many people are stressed about using new tools what if I told you that there were tools that can be used that would allow you to use what you have and repurpose them for a remote learning environment. As teachers, we can use the PDFs that we own and send them out to our families in PDF format. Once our students have these PDF files there are simple and easy tools and apps that can be used that will allow students to treat these PDFs as simply and easily as a homework book that they work through. In this video, we will look at 3 tools that can be used across multiple student's devices that will allow students to use PDFs like paper. These apps and tools allow students to annotate their PDFs by writing on top of the digital pages. Once complete students can then export what they completed back to you in whatever format you would like. It’s simple. Le

  • EP 130 Planning Digitally

    EP 130 Planning Digitally

    09/04/2020 Duration: 19min

    In this video, I will walk you through how I have used Google slides to plan my lessons for the week. We will look at how to - Create a digital week at a glance - How to create different interactive pages that students can use or print - How to insert video lessons into your slides - How to get them from slides to google classroom. - How to set up your google classroom - How to modify and accommodate your plans for students on IEPs If you want to get your hands on these templates and future templates added please find them here. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Digital-Planning-Tool-5422898

  • EP 129 Teaching Digital: Key Tools for Teaching Remotely

    EP 129 Teaching Digital: Key Tools for Teaching Remotely

    01/04/2020 Duration: 22min

    As we embark on unchartered territory in education. We are all exploring how to use digital tools. In this video, we will explore how to use - Google Classroom - Zoom Learning - Screencast-o-Matic Get an introduction on how to use these tools to teach students remotely.

  • EP 128 Inquiry in Math and Why It Is Necessary in the Junior Classroom

    EP 128 Inquiry in Math and Why It Is Necessary in the Junior Classroom

    18/03/2020 Duration: 21min

    While teaching and education is in a bit of upheaval right now. I debated about posting this or not. I created this before the break and before we were all isolated at home and social distancing. Ultimately I decided that I am going to post the video tonight simply for no other reason than it is normal for me to do so. Going forward I will be shifting focus on this video from inquiry in the classroom to homeschooling your own kids and remote learning. I am right there with you. I feel that with this platform you've given me, by continuing to watch, that I will do my best to continue to support you in any way I can. Together we can take on this new challenge and rock it together!! ~ Patti ****************************************************************************** I am so tired of having to justify why I teach math the way I do. Yes I teach ‘Inquiry Math’ Yes I teach ‘New Math’ And just because you didn’t learn it this way and don’t know how to help doesn’t mean that it isn’t a valuable way to teach it.

  • EP 127 Making Inquiry Simple: So You Can Use It In Your Classroom Everyday

    EP 127 Making Inquiry Simple: So You Can Use It In Your Classroom Everyday

    11/03/2020 Duration: 20min

    Are you a teacher who wants to use more inquiry in your classroom? But have you ever wished there was an easy button for that?!? Most people think that inquiry is this huge, open-ended task that has students going in a million different directions. It is usually hard to wrap your head around, difficult to guide students through it and more difficult to assess. But what if I told you that that type of inquiry doesn't work with every kid?Or that Inquiry-based learning doesn't have to be scary. You can use it in your classroom each and every day simply and easily. You can still do inquiry in your classroom without a huge enormous project. It's not always perfect but a change to using more inquiry in your classroom has enormous rewards too. Let me dispell some myths of what inquiry can look like and how it could work in your classroom. All of this with the hope to set you up on a path that will have you using more inquiry in no time. In this video, we will explore - the role of the teacher - the path of th

  • EP 126 How to Run Your Guided Reading Sessions: A Demonstration from Start to Finish

    EP 126 How to Run Your Guided Reading Sessions: A Demonstration from Start to Finish

    03/03/2020 Duration: 20min

    Wondering what guided reading looks like...let me show you step by step "They" tell us that we need to be doing guided reading. Easier said than done. This is especially true in Junior grades where most of our students now know how to read and we are focusing on higher-level skills beyond teaching 'how to read' skills. I'll be honest I struggled for a few years with how to do the guided reading at the junior level. But I've finally nailed down what works for me and a structure that is easily recreated in other classrooms too. There are three key steps I move through in each of my guided reading sessions. These steps are easy to plan and track each time I meet with my students. I could tell you what I do, but instead, I wanted to show you exactly the steps I go through. So I enlisted the help of a special little guest to help demonstrate the process I follow in each guided reading session. Stay tuned to the end where I will share with you how to grab my helpful guided reading planning and tracking tools within

  • EP 124 Keeping it Positive: How to maintain a positive classroom culture in difficult times.

    EP 124 Keeping it Positive: How to maintain a positive classroom culture in difficult times.

    26/02/2020 Duration: 21min

    Sometimes education can be turbulent. There are periods in every educator's journey where chaos and disruption threaten to derail even your best-laid plans. The positive classroom community that you worked so hard to establish can easily unravel during these times making it harder to get done what needs to be done. In an inquiry classroom, a positive classroom community is a foundation a teacher relies on to create a space of respect and trust that allows the teacher to implement inquiry-based teaching strategies. Without this classroom culture, students are unable to take risks, become autonomous, or foster independent work skills. In times of disruption and chaos within our classrooms, it is important that we focus on maintaining this not only for our students but for ourselves. Taking care of our own and our student's emotional needs during these times is just as important as imparting knowledge and covering the curriculum. We can't do the hard stuff of learning if we are not ready to learn. In this video,

  • EP 123 How I Use Open Learning In The Classroom

    EP 123 How I Use Open Learning In The Classroom

    25/02/2020 Duration: 22min

    What is open learning and how does it work in regular classroom. Open learning was a solution I discovered that I never knew that I needed. It helped me to solve the problem with what to do with a rigid centers rotation when all of my students were working at different levels and different speeds. In this video, I am sharing my journey into open learning. We will explore what it is and why it helps me leverage more voice and choice in my classroom to provide more differentiation in my teaching.

  • EP 122: Goal Setting and Assessment

    EP 122: Goal Setting and Assessment

    05/02/2020 Duration: 17min

    If you have a classroom with many needs and learning styles then you will need to differentiate assessment. This assessment can be based on if and when student achieve small and large learning goals. In this episode, we will look at how to integrate assessment with goal setting. Are you a madly learning library member yet? Members get access to free resources, every month including resources, that go along with these episodes. Join the membership now by going to www.ml-go.com/resource-library

  • Ep 121: Making Your Goal Setting In Your Classroom Visual

    Ep 121: Making Your Goal Setting In Your Classroom Visual

    28/01/2020 Duration: 20min

    So, you want your students to be more active goal setters. But how do you do this in your classroom? In this episode, we will look at three different ways you can make goal setting more visual in your classroom.

  • EP 120 : Why Students Need to Learn How to Fail and How It Will Build Their Grit

    EP 120 : Why Students Need to Learn How to Fail and How It Will Build Their Grit

    20/01/2020 Duration: 21min

    What if we use failure to help our students develop more of a growth mindset and teach them how to take risks? Join me in this episode, and we look at strategies that you can use in your classroom to help your students to fail more often and be comfortable with failing, so that they can develop grit, perseverance, and handwork.    

  • Ep 119: Goal Setting Framework for a Inquiry Based Teaching

    Ep 119: Goal Setting Framework for a Inquiry Based Teaching

    12/01/2020 Duration: 25min

    Goal setting is embedded in a student centered inquiry classroom as an integral part of learning. In this Episode, we explore a goal setting framework that will allow us to help students get from point A to Point B (The Learning Goal) but by focusing on individual goals and pathways. Building goal oriented students helps them to be active problem solvers who co-construct their own learning. Join me as we dive into the steps we need to coach our goal setting students from Struggle to Success in your inquiry classroom.

  • Ep 118: Is Your Classroom Universal Design Ready?

    Ep 118: Is Your Classroom Universal Design Ready?

    21/12/2019 Duration: 19min

    Universal Design is the word that has been around for awhile but it is gaining in popularity and more people are using it to talk about what good teaching and learning looks like. And it is no wonder... It incorporates differentiation, inquiry and accommodations and modifications. Let me share with you some of the things that I do in my classroom that are examples of Universal Design and how you can reframe and reflect on your own teaching practices to approach teaching and learning from a Universal Design perspective.

  • EP 117: 3 Highly Effective Strategies to Teach Science and Social Studies To Your Split Grade Class and 3 You Should Avoid

    EP 117: 3 Highly Effective Strategies to Teach Science and Social Studies To Your Split Grade Class and 3 You Should Avoid

    14/12/2019 Duration: 27min

    Do you have a split grade class and dread teaching science and social studies? Do you wonder how you will teach two grades different content at the same time? In this Episode, I share with you my 3 highly effective strategies to teach science and social studies that will help you manage teaching two grades at once. (I've also thrown in three strategies you should avoid and why) Get practical tips and tricks on how to use these strategies in your classroom, so you can do it all at the same time.

  • EP 116 : 3 Strategies to Improve You Science Instruction

    EP 116 : 3 Strategies to Improve You Science Instruction

    07/12/2019 Duration: 21min

    Inquiry based learning in my science classroom has allowed me to hook my students interests in the topics we are studying.  In this Episode, learn my three phases of science instruction and the strategies that I use to make teaching science more engaging and meaningful for my students.  

  • EP 115: Assessment in Writing: Strategies for formative and summative assessment

    EP 115: Assessment in Writing: Strategies for formative and summative assessment

    28/11/2019 Duration: 25min

    Writing comes with it's own unique challenges when it comes to assessment and evaluation. In this episode, we will chat about what writing looks like in the classroom and how I work with students throughout the learning process to assess their writing both through formative and summative assessment tasks all while utilizing the triangulation of data.

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