What is Inspiring Inquiries?
Inspiring Inquiries is a new series of professional development courses and resources for teachers who want to make and inspire change. Whether you’re familiar with educational approaches such as Inquiry-based and Project-based learning or these terms are new to you, the courses will help you develop your teaching skills, methodology and approaches in the young learner classroom. The resources will provide you with an easy way to get started with Inquiry-based learning, with enough flexibility for it to work with most primary-aged children.
Inquiry-based Learning Course
Comprehensive training for young learner teachers who want to move towards a learner-centred approach. Inquiry-based learning puts your learners at the heart of the classroom.
This is a six-week online group programme including live workshops.
Inclusive Approaches for Primary Teachers
What is inclusion? How can we ensure our English programmes are inclusive? In this course, we’ll explore the key principles of inclusivity through the Inclusive Pedagogies Framework, with a focus on young learner needs and wellbeing.
Inquiry Resource Packs
Themed inquiry resource packs ready to use in your classroom.
Whether you’re new to inquiry-based learning or just need new ideas, the resource packs are a great starting point. Each pack includes comprehensive teaching notes and learrner worksheets.
I came to the Inclusive Approaches course a relative rookie to inclusivity. Although I’d attended a few workshops and had just taken part in Michelle’s ‘Back to School Challenge’, I would readily admit that I wasn’t doing enough to make my primary classrooms as inclusive as they should be. Having just stepped back into a DoS role, the timing was perfect. The course was structured with a good balance of theory and practical elements, allowing us time to delve into Michelle’s ‘Inclusive Pedagogies Framework’ and explore how it could apply to our contexts. No mean feat either, as many participants were from vastly different backgrounds and working contexts. The course community that Michelle created was another strength of the course and made the live sessions and reflection tasks both productive and enlightening. In the months since finishing, I’ve found myself thinking, planning, and teaching much more critically to make our lessons and materials as inclusive as possible. I wholeheartedly recommend this course to any educational professional looking to integrate inclusive practices into their classroom or materials.
Try inquiry-based learning for yourself!
Do you want to know more about inquiry-based learning? Why not join our new Facebook group and experience it for yourself! The Teaching Lab aims to support you in directing your own professional development in areas which help you in your classroom.
We’ll lead you through the stages of an inquiry over a six week period. Each inquiry will have a different focus, although you’ll choose your own specific question as the basis for your inquiry.
You’re the one who can spark change in your classroom. And we’re here to support and guide you.
Make next year your best year for you and your learners
What changes would you like to make for the next academic year?
🎯Perhaps you are keen to work on creating a positive classroom experience where all students feel they belong.
🎯Maybe you’ve noticed a lack of engagement and have a class that is struggling with a more traditional approach.
🎯Or you have students with different needs who would benefit from additional flexibility.
🎯You may have already decided that you want to give your students more autonomy and independence and are ready to try a new approach.
The next edition of my new course on inquiry-based learning: Inspiring Inquiries will run in May 2024.
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Engage your young learners with inquiry-based learning
Want to transform your ELT teaching approach and create an engaging learning environment for your primary-aged learners? Join A Taste of Inquiry and unlock the potential of learner-centred education in your young learner ELT classroom.
What is A Taste of Inquiry?
Put simply, it’s a new combination of training and resources to help you get started on your journey towards a learner-centred classroom.
You’ll get two Inspiring Inquiries resource packs that provide lesson plans, activity ideas and worksheets that you can use to plan lessons for up to a term (depending on the number and length of your lessons).
To help you get to grips with this approach, you’ll have lifetime access to a series of short videos (total running time approx 16 minutes) that explain how to use the materials in your packs and provide extra ideas.