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Why Are School Buses Always Yellow?

2nd Edition

Teaching for Inquiry, K-8

John F. Barell
eISBN-13: 9781506340050

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Turn natural curiosity into deep, lasting learnings!



Inquiry is what drives us all toward new knowledge, but how do we transform children’s natural ability to notice and wonder into the full learning cycle of observing, thinking, and critically questioning? 



Through this new edition of the bestselling Why Are School Buses Always Yellow? you’ll find simple, yet systematic ways to develop authentic student inquiry that fosters deep learning. This new edition features:

Updates based on the latest research around inquiry-based teaching
Emphasis on turning inquiry into critical thinking, assessing students’ inquiry, and involving families in the inquiry process
Examples for K–8 across subject areas
New emphasis on critical thinking about technologies
New and updated activities, checklists, templates, and implementation tools
Alignment with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

With this invaluable resource, help students transform their playful wonderings into deeper questions about content—and develop the higher-level thinking skills they need for success in school and in life. 



"Educators often talk about developing lifelong learners - our team has had great success using Why Are School Buses Always Yellow? to catalyze professional conversations about how we can better cultivate curiosity through an inquiry approach.  I strongly recommend this [new edition] for those who are interested in unlocking the uniquely creative capacity of our youngest learners."

Devin Vodicka, Superintendent

Vista Unified School District, Vista, CA

Sold By SAGE Publications
ISBNs 9781506323657, 9781506323657, 1506340059, 9781506340050
Language English
Number of Pages 288
Edition 2nd