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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
Sep 15, 2014 David Rowney rated it really liked it
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
Sep 18, 2010 ByTheFire rated it it was amazing
"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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Marika Gillis
Nov 08, 2015 Marika Gillis rated it it was ok
In my role as IB Coordinator for my elementary school, I co-led a book study with staff on this book. It came highly recommended as a great book about inquiry from a couple of leaders at other IB schools. I wasn't so impressed. Perhaps there are not many great books on teaching for inquiry on the market, but I don't think I will recommend this one to anybody else. It gave our teachers a good basic understanding of what inquiry is, but did not offer a lot of practical application. This didn't aff ...more
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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).
Doni
Oct 18, 2015 Doni rated it it was ok
This book explains how to move from problematic scenarios to generate curriculum rather than how to work with generative questions themselves.
Wendy
Apr 26, 2012 Wendy rated it liked it
Great book to give teachers ideas to implement Inquiry in their classrooms.
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5-I wonder why, teach how to ask good questions
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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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