<img height="1" width="1" alt="" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=940171109376247&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Dedicated to Teachers


Incorporating Curiosity into Your Students' Day

E08990_Daniels_Bookcover_9782

Inquiry means kids investigating and exploring, instead of just sitting and listening. It means an active, lively space where children make choices and take responsibility for their learning. It means classrooms where teachers flow between their role as an expert and their job as lead learner and facilitator of research. Inquiry means children partner up to gather information, build knowledge, and then teach the world, together. Inquiry is an exciting and energizing way to engage kids’ hearts and minds— and to cover content and meet standards. It holds important rewards for our students and delight for the adults working with them. But inquiry also requires some courage and some adjustments from us.

Download a sample chapter from The Curious Classroom 

The two biggest questions we hear from teachers are:

  1. How do you find the time to try out kid-driven inquiries? I have my hands full trying to cover the official curriculum.
  2. What are some quick and safe structures for getting started? I want to start small, dip my toe in the water, see how it works, and make sure my kids can handle it.

In the video below, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels speaks about some of the ways to incorporate curiosity into the classroom:

Smokey7_CuriosityInquiryInTeachersDay

 

This blog has been adapted from The Curious Classroom. You can learn more at Heinemann.com

Download a sample chapter from The Curious Classroom 


glyph-logo_May2016Follow us on Instagram @heinemannpub to stay up to date on the latest books, your favorite authors, and upcoming events!


1-9uPrCePIck23cAxagQMzAAHarvey “Smokey” Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Minilessons for Literature Circles.

Smokey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students’ reading strategies, enhance their collaboration skills, and get them citizen-ready for an era of challenge and change.

Connect with Smokey @smokeylit.

Posted by: Katie FabianoPublished:

Topics: Video, The Curious Classroom, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels

Comment on this post:

Related Posts

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Book About Educational Rap Artist Corey Thornton Featured on GMA3

School can be tough sometimes, but educational rap artist Corey Thornton knows how to help, and he uses m...
Jennifer Moore Aug 4, 2020 5:54:19 PM

On The Podcast: Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul and Tricia Ebarvia on the Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy

Listen in or watch as Dr. Sonja Cherry Paul and Tricia Ebarvia talk about two upcoming virtual #IREL20 in...
Jennifer Moore Jun 16, 2020 5:18:48 PM

The Curious Classroom - The Audiobook!

Heinemann Audiobooks presents the audiobook of The Curious Classroom by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels. Teaching...
Jennifer Moore Apr 14, 2020 3:15:01 PM

What Considerations Should We Keep in Mind for Distance Learning?

Collaboration is a powerful thing!
Lauren Audet Mar 13, 2020 5:26:11 PM