Always great to read Kath’s thoughts … ‘letting kids in on the secret’, so simple and so powerful!
“Inquiry is not just about knowing how to plan – it’s about how we teach. It’s about what we say to kids and how we say it. It’s about the way we listen and the way we feel about what our kids are saying. It’s about knowing when to step back and when to step in. The language we use and the silences we deliberately leave. It’s about what we are thinking about what we are doing. To one teacher “See, Think, Wonder” is an engaging learning task to be completed at the beginning of a unit – to another it is a window onto children’s theories, an opportunity explore how a student ‘sees’ a concept. A ‘unit of inquiry’ is not worth the paper it is written on if we don’t know what it means to be an inquiry teacher.”