Evergreen 1st Grade Teacher Published in "Green Teacher" Magazine
Longtime 1st grade teacher Suzy Joor has an article and lesson plan published in the most recent issue of Green Teacher, a quarterly magazine dedicated to helping educators promote environmental awareness among young people. Suzy's piece, based on work with her 1st grade classes here, focuses on the Q.U.E.S.T. framework to promote student-led inquiries and incorporate them into teaching. Q.U.E.S.T., a tool developed at Miami University in Oxford, OH, follows this sequence:
1. Questions and observations 2. Uncover comparative questions 3. Explore predictions 4. Start an action plan and gather data 5. Think hard about the findings and share discoveries.