Wisdom Begins with Wonder

Make time for… inquiry

I love inquiry – obviously – I mention it in nearly every post. I’m also a co-founder of Inquire Within, a blog dedicated to the awesomeness of inquiry. I’m not going to lie to you, though; Inquiry takes TIME. You must hold inquiry as a core value; it can’t just be one of the topics of […]

Make time for… conversation

Who does the speaking in your classroom? When students speak, to whom are they speaking? When students are talking to each other, what are they talking about? These are absolutely critical questions. The answers to these questions speak volumes about the level of student engagement in a class. Who does the speaking in your classroom? […]

Make time for… curiosity

This posts is the second in a series about making time in your classroom, even when you don’t feel like you have any! Here is the first: Make time for… relationships What’ll happen if I put my head in here? Sure it may have killed a mythical cat. But is that old saw really any […]

Make time for… relationships

This is the first in a series of posts about things to make time for in your classroom, even when you don’t feel like you have time! Over-stuffed curriculum. Testing schedules. Pacing calendars. Bells. 55 minute periods. Early release. Assembly schedules. All of these things can leave teachers feeling harried.  I constantly feel like there […]