Five ways to build teacher confidence in the shift towards inquiry


We know that an inquiry-based approach is what’s best for students, and this is now reflected in the majority of state social studies standards. But how can we ensure that inquiry is actually being implemented effectively in the classroom? In this guide, you will find a framework for admins to provide support and ultimately drive better student outcomes.

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Most common challenges teachers are facing when shifting to an inquiry-based approach
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A framework for supporting teachers in implementing inquiry effectively
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How Newsela Social Studies can empower teachers to make this shift with built-in, standards-aligned resources and structured choice
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There's a spectrum of teacher readiness when it comes to inquiry. Meet teachers where they are by providing flexible, structured resources with multiple content types included. Ensure these curations start with compelling questions that are based on standards and offer opportunities for students to draw their own conclusions based on primary sources.

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