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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: Fred Stein (fred@exploratorium.edu)
Date: Mon Jun 16 2003 - 13:45:59 EDT

  • Next message: SciEducatr@aol.com: "Re: [Teacher-talkinquiry] classroom climate"

    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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