eBook Why Are School Buses Always Yellow?: Teaching for Inquiry, K-8, 2nd Edition

  • John F. Barell
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  • ISBN-10: 1506340040
  • ISBN-13: 9781506340043
  • DDC: 372.13
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Inquiry is what drives us all toward new knowledge, but how do we transform children’s natural ability to notice and wonder into the full learning cycle of observing, thinking, and critically questioning? Through this updated edition, you’ll find simple, yet systematic ways to develop authentic student inquiry that fosters deep learning. With this invaluable resource, help students transform their playful wonderings into deeper questions about content—and develop the higher-level thinking skills they need for success in school and in life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Why are School Buses Always Yellow?.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
About the Author.
Author’s Note.
Other Frontmatter.
1: “ What’s Wondering Got to Do with It?”: An Overview of Inquiry.
2: “This is Better Than Recess!”: Why Inquiry is Important.
3: “How Do We Begin?”: Modeling Our Inquisitiveness.
4: “How Do We Build Inquiry Into Our Classrooms?”: Initiating Inquiry with Problematic Scenarios.
5: “When is it Chaos?”: Developing and Refining Units of Instruction.
6: “Why are Mountains Necessary?”: The Nature of Good Questions.
7: “How Do We Know They Understand?”: Performing Our Understandings.
8: “How Do We Integrate Technology?”: From Crystal Radios to “Explain Everything”.
9: “How Do We Involve Families in Our Inquiries?”: Encouraging All to Help.
10: “We Don’t Learn That Way”: Inquiry and Students with Special Needs.
11: “How Do We Effect Change in Our Classrooms?”: Positive Professional Development.
Appendix: Templates.