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Why is Inquiry Work Good For Kids?


In his most recent book, The Curious Classroom, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels dives deep into the who what where why whens and hows of student-directed inquiry. With each chapter, he lays out the next step in a ten-rung ladder to help you get your class from zero to inquiry as quickly as possible.

We wanted to know more about why student-directed inquiry is good for kids, and what teachers and schools have to gain from this approach to learning, so we asked him! Here’s what he had to say: 

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"Students were seized by curiosity, hungry to build knowledge, and fully in charge of their own learning. And those experiences, those habits of mind, will serve them for the rest of their lives." -- Harvey "Smokey" Daniels in The Curious Classroom

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If you would like to learn more about The Curious Classroom: 10 Structures for Student-Directed Inquiry, you can download a sample chapter here

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