Taking An Inquiry Stance

We believe that asking questions – taking an inquiry stance as professionals – can lead us to deeper understanding about the craft of teaching. Sometimes the understanding comes from answers, or at least responses, that move us closer to an answer. Sometimes the greater understanding comes from questions – questions that make you realize what you are really asking.

In late October, Brenda was working with a group in Ontario to explore ways to introduce and use their newly constructed writing continuum. After their first day together, questions arose about how this might look using an inquiry approach, and even more specifically, how it could look in full-day kindergarten with a play-based inquiry approach and Reggio Emilia influences.

To read more about this professional inquiry, see Brenda’s most recent blog post here.

To hear more from Brenda on the teaching of writing, check out her new book, Making Writing Instruction Work. Special early bird pricing is in effect only until the end of this month.

To spark your own professional inquiry, explore Protocols for Professional Learning Conversations by Catherine Glaude and available on our webstore.

All our best,

Brenda, Sandra, and Anne