176: How to Plan Your Next Inquiry Unit

Are your inquiry units effective and engaging?

In this episode, I am walking you through the exact process that my team and I use to plan out our inquiry units for grades 3-6.

If this is something you want to try, this episode is an awesome place to get started plus I have a free resource for you to use which you can find below!

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • Why including a variety of activities is important for students
  • Where and how to define your focus
  • Examples of how I like to split tasks apart
  • Defining problems we can start with
  • How to decide when you will add these lessons into the curriculum
  • Looking for opportunities to integrate 2.0 and 3.0 expectations together
  • Planning out assessments
  • Making cross-curricular connections

I hope that you now have a better understanding of how to effectively and creatively combine curriculum expectations and inquiry units for your students!

Don’t forget that you can always reach out to me with any questions that you have about this. I have spent the last several years developing this system to be simple and strategic, so I can definitely help you plan your inquiry-based lessons!

Don’t forget you can always catch the show on the Madly Learning YouTube channel!



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Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy:

175: Learning More About Coding with Dena from Miss Tech Queen

EP 173: Inquiry Made Simple

EP 172: Strategies for Teaching a Split Grade


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