I've been put in charge of leading Inquiry at my school. I have some experience in inquiry from my experience in the International Baccalaureate programme and I've started to re-visit Kath Murdochs 'Power of Inquiry' book.
I'm really excited about stirring curiosity and wonder in our school, we're only a few weeks in and already our students are asking some awesome questions:
Leading inquiry in a school that hasn't done it before is challenging but very exciting. So with this, much of my time will be spent 'facilitating, presenting, preparing' information to share with my colleagues.We took our kids on a Wonder Walk yesterday…that was super fun…amazing questions - had underestimated them “Why are the Pacific Islands so small? “How many hours to get to Hong Kong?” “Why is my b/day in Oct” #nzbfc630— Robyn Wills (@flexie) February 4, 2019
So now, given this extra responsibility and my desire to grow in my teaching craft, I am curious to have my own 'Teaching as Inquiry' blend 'inquiry-based learning' and 'reading and writing' together.
Here is my draft inquiry:
What role do systemic phonics and our handwriting programme play in inquiry-based learning?