inQuiring minds #003

Hello Everyone! inQuiring minds is back for a third time where we give you a snapshot of our favorite blogs, articles, ideas, opportunities and interesting thought pieces we’ve discovered on the web this week.  As always, let us know what you think—share your comments below, post on our Facebook page, or tweet @RightQuestion!

This week there has been a lot of great discussion out there on inquiry-based learning and flipped classrooms.  While these techniques differ from the Question Formulation Technique™ (QFT), they both identify the need to give students more ownership of their learning, especially through more collaborative means.  Links are below.

  • Teaching Channel provides us all with several fantastic videos on inquiry-based learning, which include footage of real students and teachers in real classrooms using this technique.
  • A recent blog post on Inquire Within talks about implementing inquiry-based learning during summer school classes.  The author and teacher of this class, BillieN, writes that she is excited for “a question-riddled journey this summer,” and we couldn’t agree more!
  • Flipping with Kirch is a great blog written by Crystal Kirch, in which she documents her experience with the flipped classroom technique.  In this post, Crystal writes a reflection on the year as a whole and she provides a fascinating perspective on this type of learning. It is definitely worth checking out older posts too!

Also, Lynne M. Oakvik sends us a video this week meant to help teachers understand the connection between inquiry, the research process (the video features the F.I.N.D.S. model) and Common Core. It is a very compelling video and definitely worth watching.


Our Summer Seminar is less than 25 days away!  There is still time to register at and we’d love to see you in Boston.  There are other great learning opportunities out there as well. Let us know and will post them…here are a few.

The Technology in Education (TIE) Conference continues in Copper Mountain, Colorado and you can find session and conference updates here on Twitter.  Bernajean Porter gave the keynote address, entitled, “I-Imagine™: Waking up a Generation to Their Own Greatness,” and mentioned Make Just One Change.  The Flipped Class Conference 2012 just wrapped up in Chicago.  We have compiled our favorite tweets from these two conferences along with some other tweets we’ve found.

Tweets of the Week:



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