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Why Are School Buses Always Yellow?: Teaching for Inquiry, Prek-5

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Deepen young students' natural curiosity and strengthen questioning and thinking skills!

Discover how to use the inquiry process to teach mandated content in preschool and primary classrooms while making learning relevant and lasting for young children, including learners with special needs. The author uses real classroom examples, provides prompts for framing good question
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Paperback, 202 pages
Published December 13th 2007 by Corwin Press
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David Rowney
Informative look at the inquiry process. Easily accessible reading and a good quick reference book to re-read random chapters for quick reminders in the future. A working book for the classroom.
ByTheFire
"Why Are School Buses Always Yellow" by John Barell, Professor Emeritus, Montclair State University encapsulates years of theory into workable practice. I probably would have saved thousands in college tuition loans if this resource had blessed me decades ago! (virtual "Wish I'd had a V-8" moment)!

Barell gently reiterates that questions signal higher-order thought processing which is the goal of effective classroom interaction and innovation. He reminds us that student questions are the attainm
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Tanja
I absolutely love this book! Totally inspiring and very practical at the same time through the many examples/ideas that can easily be put into practice. This book is going to become my constant reference and source of inspiration for everything related to inquiry (just like The Book Whisperer is for reading and reading motivation).
Wendy
Great book to give teachers ideas to implement Inquiry in their classrooms.
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John Barell is a national and international consultant to schools interested in teaching inquiry, critical thought and reflection.

A native New Yorker, Barell has sailed to Antarctica as part of Operation Deepfreeze to explore that continent based upon his meetings and correspondences with Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd. After Antarctica, he became an educator in New York City public high schools, t
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