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Teacher-TalkInquiry is the email discussion list for Learning Science Through Inquiry. Participants in the workshops, content guides, and Channel staff will participate in this discussion list throughout the broadcast of the workshop series.

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From: George Jaeger (geofritz@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 22:01:26 EDT

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    Thanks Fred,
    I think most of us have a sixth sense what to do and
    that is why it is so difficult to get a hold on what
    we do do and how to improve it.
    --- Fred Stein <fred@exploratorium.edu> wrote:
    > Hi Melissa,
    >
    > You wrote, in part:
    > >I was wondering if anyone had suggstions for
    > creating
    > >a positive classroom climate. It seems the videos
    > and
    > >other resources tell how important it is - but
    > >Ihaven't seen a lot of - here is a way to do it -
    > type
    > >of things
    > >Melissa Jaeger
    >
    > This is an important aspect of doing inquiry in the
    > classroom and it would
    > be good to have more models for this. I think the
    > best way of communicating
    > this might be through having teachers who are good
    > at it describe what they
    > do early in the year to create a culture that's
    > conducive to inquiry.
    >
    > Here's a reference that might be helpful. I wish I
    > knew of more of these
    > kinds of resources and hope others will offer
    > suggestions.
    >
    > This is a chapter from an book on inquiry mostly
    > written by my staffmates
    > at the Institute for Inquiry. It's at
    > http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf99148/ch_8.htm
    > You can print it out as html or a pdf. If you are
    > interested in the rest of
    > the book, access it at
    >
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/resources/ifibook.html
    >
    > If you find out other resources that are helpful,
    > please send them to the
    > list,
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Fred
    >
    >
    >
    > Fred Stein
    > Science Educator
    > Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry
    > 3601 Lyon St.
    > San Francisco, CA 94123
    > (415) 561-0332
    > fred@exploratorium.edu
    >
    >
    >
    >
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