This fall, after years of preparation in the classroom, we have launched our first 100% open inquiry online course. Students in this course chart their own path by asking questions, and they learn to find, read, and summarize content to answer those questions. This process trains key transferable skills in
Recently, we listened to an episode called "Revolutionary Leaders: Re-Imagine School [https://sites.google.com/mpsaz.org/mpspodcast/home/revolutionary-leaders/revolutionary-leaders-re-imagine-school] " on the Reboot Revolution podcast that we thought was especially illuminating. A conversation between four Mesa, Arizona public school leaders, it featured Area Superintendent Dr. Randy Mahlerwein, Principal of
Beagle Learning Workshop If you are interested in hosting or attending a workshop, please contact us through this form. Description: Teaching critical thinking is an important theme in education today, but often requires major redesigns of existing curricula. We’ve found that simple exercises that encourage student question-asking can have
This is the fourth in a series of blogs on on questions in the classroom, following Turning Around Question-Asking in Your Class [https://www.beaglelearning.com/blog/question-asking-in-your-class/], Learning in a Content-Saturated Environment [https://www.beaglelearning.com/blog/learning-in-a-content-saturated-environment/], and Teaching Via Inquiry Learning — An First Step? [https://www.beaglelearning.
Mathematics is often seen as the epitome of a study of hard facts: answers are either right or wrong, concrete algorithms give concrete results, and mathematical claims are either true or false. All seems somewhat binary with no place for ambiguity or nuance. Yet practitioners of mathematics attempting to describe
The quality education that we need isn’t about what other people have done. It’s about what current students will do. Having just listened to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast on the topic [http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/01-the-lady-vanishes], let’s take Elizabeth Thompson as one extraordinary example. She painted The