Bennett Thompson

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Recent Posts by Bennett

Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:03 AM in Navigating Discussion and Creating Appropriate Questions
Hello Jillian, I am currently in a science methods course at the University of Northern Iowa. In our class we have recently been talking about evidence based discussion. In this inquiry students are promoted to debate with one another about a subject brought to their attention. Students will state their reasoning, but it will be your job as the educator to help encourage explainaitons out of the ...

Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:03 PM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
I support your article Brooke. The five E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) has been emphasized in a plethera of my courses, especially classes with field experience. I have experienced great success when using the five E model as it helps both the teacher and students better prepare and execute lessons. Great read! 

Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:46 PM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
It is crucial for inquiry to be introduced to students at the k-2 age. Inquiry has several different forms, and should exist in k-2 classrooms. Depending on the grade, students and their background knowledge the different kinds of inquiry may be more efficient. The four types of inquiry are open, guided, directed and confirmation labs. These styles of inquiry progress from the most to least stude...