I was fortunate to have received a draft of Inquiry Mindset written by Trevor MacKenzie with kindergarten teacher Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt. I will be sharing more about Trevor when I get to post the conversation I had with him for my podcast series, but I wanted to get a book review out first since it will be released soon. This is a powerful book, and I’m excited for educators to be able to get their hands on a copy March 1st.
Inquiry Mindset expands on Trevor’s first book, Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice, with another powerful argument for inquiry-based learning by challenging educators to stoke students’ curiosities, hear their voices, and nurture their hearts. Inquiry Mindset begins with a personal story about Trevor’s son, Ewan, to bring you right in to grab your heartstrings about why we need inquiry. This book provides practical advice, examples, strategies, and resources for teachers so they can meet those challenges for their own professional learning. Inquiry Mindset takes readers on their own personal journeys to discover how they can become inquiry teachers.
I know how much I have enjoyed Trevor’s first book and believe that educators will want this sequel because of all the amazing resources and stories. Trevor and Rebecca are teachers who share their expertise by writing for other teachers on how to…
- empower your learners, increase engagement, and accelerate achievement.
- harness the wonders and curiosities of your students and leverage these into powerful and meaningful learning opportunities.
- cultivate an inquiry mindset both as a teacher and in your students.
- adopt an inquiry approach in your classroom that doesn’t result in “free time” but rather the most authentic and inspiring learning you’ve ever experienced.
I’ll be updating this post when the book is released with links to where you can purchase the book and other resources that Trevor and Rebecca plan to share. They have already started planning a bunch of cool stuff to share with you in their newsletter.