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“Inquiry means …

“Inquiry means living in the soup. Inquiry means living in that uncomfortable space where we don’t know the answer.” Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal – Science Leadership Academy

I discovered a great blog post (Mind/Shift) that included the quote above from Chris Lehmann. His quote got me thinking: what does inquiry mean and how is it connected to learning within a classroom setting. According to Lehmann, “inquiry based learning is a process in which teachers empower students to direct and control their own learning.” I not only agree but support this theory because I have always viewed the best teachers as facilitators of learning. I believe children learn best when they are allowed (encouraged) to take an “active” role in their learning. I only wish all schools were able to use this very student-centered approach to learning in every classroom. Is Inquiry based learning worth it? Absolutely! tlb

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About principalaim

Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

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