Category Archive: inquiry

Let’s Talk About Methods for Conferring

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When I was a new teacher, I learned from Lucy Calkins that there are basically four overall methods to choose from when planning instruction: 1) demonstration, 2) coaching, 3) inquiry, and 4) telling/explaining. This four-method framework is useful for thinking about conferring.

Setting Goals With Students

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Once we teach students about goals and the importance of them in our lives, we can use the accompanying language in all aspects of their, and our own, learning.