We recently featured a blog post that sought to help teachers get started in inquiry-based learning (IBL), including some concepts that, when implemented, can help squeeze more curiosity out of students. But, as any veteran teacher will tell you, that is often easier said than done. It can help to employ specific strategies right away that both guide students in the methods of inquiry-based learning and allow their interests and passions to fuel their curiosity.
Navigating your state education agency’s website or staying up to date on the latest education news can feel like a daunting task with education terms and trends that you may be unfamiliar with. We wanted to help you stay in the know by breaking down the important points of these terms and definitions so that you can know what’s going on in your child’s classroom. Let’s get started.
In my experiences of working with educators, there are certainly a handful of questions that come up again and again. And, no wonder—they may even be the ones you already have in your head as you’re reading this now! Today, let’s look at four commonly asked questions that I receive day to day as a Services Program Manager at Edmentum regarding Exact Path, our adaptive assessment and individualized learning program.
How can you activate the curiosity in students’ minds and get them excited about learning new topics or subjects? Meet inquiry-based learning, the teaching strategy that triggers your students’ curiosity and helps them develop their enthusiasm for learning.
Small changes happen every day as teachers find new ways to integrate technology, connect with each other, and give students the skills the 21st century requires of them. These changes tend to grow into trends and, if applicable, best practices.
Modern classrooms are being transformed by technology. Recent, dramatic increases in student access to technology through bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and 1:1 initiatives have provided teachers with blended and virtual learning opportunities for their students that can fundamentally change how learning occurs. As the traditional classroom evolves into an environment rich in technology, educators are looking for guidance on how to choose the best educational technology (edtech) solutions.