Five Strategies to Support All Teachersby: Paula A. Magee and Ryan Flessner

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Five strategies are outlined that have been used with elementary school teachers as they moved from a "cookbook" approach in science to an approach that is inquiry based. Suggestions to get off the slippery slope of "cookbook" science teaching.

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  • on Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:48 PM

The article provides five different strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms when teaching science with inquiry based learning. I think that all five strategies are very important and together create the most successful lesson. I really think that listening to the students' ideas (strategy 2) is the most important. I really liked the idea of the science circle that was used by a first grade teacher as listed in the article. Hopefully I can create a similar situation in my own classroom.

Brooke Stehle
Brooke Stehle

  • on Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:34 PM

The article gives five actual strategies to help develop inquiry based learning. Strategy two was my favorite and I feel needs to be addressed more in the classroom. Children need to be able to share their ideas in the best interest for the student and the teacher.

Brian S
Brian S

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