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From: Hall, Georgia ([email protected])
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 10:10:23 EST

  • Next message: Mitchell, Gayle: "RE: [Teacher-talkinquiry] Extending Kits To Do Inquiry"

    Thanks, Scott. This is a concern of mine given the "required" units we are
    expected to "cover" here in our district. I'm hoping this will work, but as
    our units are very large...lots of "hit a lick" type coverage... I still
    wonder how it will work with inquiry method and still be able to get through
    what I am expected to do in the year's time.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Scott Lane [SMTP:[email protected]]
    > Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 4:53 PM
    > To: [email protected]
    > Subject: [Teacher-talkinquiry] Extending Kits To Do Inquiry
    > Fred Stein states three methods of moving a "hands on kit" toward more of
    > an investigation. I couldn't agree more with him that "kits provide
    > excellent starting points" for teachers. I find that true especially with
    > the Foss kits. Consistently, students are more inquisitive and motivated
    > when the tasks within the kits aware completed. They also find the kits
    > are limited in their direction. Fred Stein's suggestion of using the
    > questions that come as the next investigations seems like a terrific way
    > to reinforce and extend concepts. I was pleased to receive his
    > suggestions. I'll post some results as the year progresses.

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