Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

  • Title:Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms
  • Author:Jeff C. Marshall
  • Publication Date:October 2013
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781416616085
  • Publisher:ASCD

Teaching in a math or science classroom can be great opportunity to shift the focus of instruction away from telling and more toward having students do and experience academic content. Jeff C. Marshall explains how to plan and implement that kind of high-quality instruction by combining three practices that have been shown to increase students’ critical thinking skills—inquiry-based instruction, formative assessment, and teacher reflection. Through real-world lesson plans and units of study that follow this model, you will learn:

  • How to engage students at all levels, beginning with the first day in your classroom
  • Why letting students explore a subject before you explain it results in stronger learning
  • How to extend science and math lessons to meet learning requirements and standards while enriching your students’ learning and making these subjects fun
  • What components make up useful assessments and how to easily gather valuable information about your students during every class period
  • How to reflect on your own teaching and ask effective questions, of yourself and your students, to continually improve instruction
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