1. What are the ways that inquiry has had a positive impact on your teaching and / or student learning?
- I have a clear end in sight when I use backwards design, I know what I want students to understand and learn
- Students are very engaged
- I am able to give students individualized feedback
- I am able to differentiate student learning through my feedback
- students are motivated
- students collaborate with one another
- students have choice in their learning
- students find purpose in their learning: through presenting their learning to an audience
2. What are the drawbacks? What are the ways that inquiry still feels uncomfortable? What are you still unsure about?
- I'm still unsure of what inquiry looks in other content areas, such as Math
- Students need to have strong skills in paraphrasing
- students need have strong skills in identifying the: important and relevant information
- When students skills in the area of paraphrasing, identifying important information, organizing a final project are lacking, you may need to have further mini-lessons
- I am still unsure of how we balance inquiry with standards