Inquiry Partners is a global organization dedicated to increasing critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills through powerful inquiry-based professional development coaching and videos for teachers and trainers.
Our most popular offering provides your school with a complete series of five carefully-designed online workshops that integrate reflection and planning exercises, discussion texts, action-based research suggestions interspersed with powerful videos of classrooms (elementary, middle and high school) implementing each strategy.
The i5 Complete Workshop Series includes five one-hour experiences that can be viewed individually or facilitated by school leaders, coaches, or through Professional Learning Communities (PLC's):
1) Get Personal
2) Ask More; Talk Less
3) Encourage Evidence
4) Stay Neutral
5) Increase Thinking Time
6) Further Reading/Exploration
Tell stories that allow the students to relate. If it's important to you then it's important to your class. Make a connection.
Ask great questions, talk less and listen more. Let the students struggle to figure things out.
Encourage more discussion by using a neutral reaction. Students will take more risks when they are not judged.
Students learn to back up their evidence and ideas with sources.
Offer students more time to think before answering a question. Wait for the best answers!