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Fred Stein (firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon Jun 16 2003 - 13:45:59 EDT
Next message: SciEducatr@aol.com: "Re: [Teacher-talkinquiry] classroom climate"
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
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
You can print it out as html or a pdf. If you are interested in the rest of
the book, access it at
If you find out other resources that are helpful, please send them to the
Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry
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