It comes as no surprise that some of the best lesson planning we do as teachers happens the month after school ends. The successes and failures of the year are fresh and at least for me, lesson planning and restructuring my curriculum helps me to deal with the deep mistakes that were made during the previous school year. Rectifying those mistakes, at least on paper, helps remind me that my "job" is part vocation, part art, and a very emotional endeavor. Over the past week I've been reflecting on a checklist that I can use, and also share with colleagues, to help keep my pedagogy connected to inquiry while also planning lessons ahead of time. Please note that the below list is under construction:
Inquiry Learning Cycle Checklist
The awesome Matt Miller (@jmattmiller) created this sketchnote of a recent presentation I did linking the 5E learning cycle to the Hero's Journey. Thanks Matt!!