Collaborative Inquiry

Think about girls or boys loving cars, obsessing over sports, having strong interests in animals, experimenting with how to program robots, or investigating how computers/tablets work, and then using that interest (their DNA) in lessons or individualizing commentary on progress or selection of projects. Imagine “interesting teachers” turning “give information” into collaborative inquiries where really motivated kids actually run ahead of their teachers with their projects and teachers can learn too. Imagine creating schools with single interest studies in cities or even rural areas where kids are already bused. It’s happening, and the notion can be rolled out further. Successful partnerships do not have to large e.g. an IBM, but could be small such as with a carpentry team in a city.