The original Inquiry in the Classroom was created in 2001 as a teacher resource web site used by four Magnet Resource Teachers in San Diego Unified School District. The four include: Carolyn Goohs, Beverly Trust, Marsha Rold and myself. The website was taken down by the Magnet office sometime between 2006-07 but I continued to create inquiry-based learning practices in my work. In 2015, I created ?nquiry in the Classroom and continue to add new content.

I want to acknowledge that my past work, first with Bev and Carolyn and later with Carolyn and Marsha lives on. I honor and build off of our work together as I work with new groups of teachers and generation of students. Ladies, thank you for teaching me so much and engaging the lives of so many young people!

Doug McIntosh   

Influences and Inspirations in Inquiry-based Learning

Here is a list of individuals and/or organizations that continue to influence and inspire educators and whose work has shaped my passion for inquiry through project-based learning. 

Organized here in somewhat of a time-line sequence of my exposure and experience with these many wonderful people and resources:

  1. Bernie Dodge - WebQuest

  2. Tom March - Web-and-Flow

  3. Jamie McKenzie - The Question Mark

  4. Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe - Understanding by Design

  5. Stephanie Harvey - Nonfiction Matters: Reading Writing and Research in Grades 3-8

  6. Edutopia - The George Lucas Educational Foundation 

  7. Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)

  8. Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Route 21

  9. Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick - Habits of Mind

  10. Common Core State Standards Initiative 

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