Instructional shifts

The Real Value of Inquiry

I used to think that the real value of inquiry was to create autonomous learners, but now I think that it is to expose gaps in knowledge and skill that used to be covered up through direct instruction. Direct instruction is a singular story that moves at the pace of the storyteller. Students are instructed […]

And Now…the Grand Finale: Taking Action

By Carly Muetterties The fourth post in Carly’s exploration and reflections on the four Dimensions of the C3 Framework:  Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action December 3, 2014 Cue the music – this is the climax of our voyage!  We have asked the right questions, we have looked in the right places, now students will […]

Not Another New Year Resolution

By Carly Muetterties January 5, 2015 “Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.”  – Unknown I don’t like New Year Resolutions.  It’s not that I dislike the idea of setting goals for myself.  My friends actually tease me for constantly having a list of goals – from participating […]