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Lesson Objective: Learn how a school uses inquiry and creative field trips to engage and motivate learners
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Learn how a school uses inquiry and creative field trips to engage and motivate learners.

Thought starters

  1. What immediate takeaways do you have for your own practice?
  2. What is one thing that you/we can adapt to be a more culturally responsive learning environment?
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I love that they focus on creating lifelong learners by teaching students to be observant of the world around them. They become active learners instead of just passively completing assignments. The focus on the feeling of safety and allowing the students to feel like safe in participating is extremely important in this process.

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Students are by nature curious and in fact, should be. This school emphasizes the importance of curiosity playing out in different forms using their five senses, but also by questioning. It really pushes students to grab a hold of their education, and chase after knowledge, as the video puts it.

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I really like the hand-on approach the school takes. The pulley activity was a really engaging way to help students learn science and maintain their curiosity. Making labeled drawings, then creating their own pulley system appeals to artistic students and kinesthetic learners who offer suffer in most school classrooms that are lecture-based. Similarly, having students use a model to balance the pencil, then trying it with the real thing was a great way to scaffold

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I really enjoyed this video becauses it promotes experience and trying new things even if they are risks. I firmly believe failing and experience are the best way to learn.  The students in this video were able to make questions and understand each other. 

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Thank you for sharing this video. I love all the kinesthetic learning that was shown.  I agree with letting the children learn about their surroundings such as the basement boxes, allowing the children to see proof that the school have been around for a long time.

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