Here I am, reflecting on my day at the MIELA Network Institute in Lansing, MI. I am so excited to be with these fantastic educators. We may not have all the answers, but we love to collaborate and learn from each others’ successes and failures.
Learning from each other is so powerful. When we get a room full of educators together, and let them talk, hypothesize, reflect, and react, imagine what our students would do if we let them do the same.
One presentor told us she leads an inquiry based classroom. She gives her students the power to decide what they want to learn. She gives them the guidance and tools, and can accomplish her curricular mandates. I can’t wait to learn more.