Kids' minds are wide open. They are constantly learning, questioning just about everything. 

We start as young as possible working with students and their teachers K-6.  Our work encourages children to learn through inquiry, to grow authentically, and in the process, become more self-reliant, engaged critical thinkers.

We work with teachers to support a learner-centered, inquiry based strategy that guides their students to make this changes. We encourage children to see how they may affect positive change in all their communities. 

Upper elementary school students often feel they have a legacy: to leave their school better off. Helping kids improve the school brings out the best in kids. It helps cultivate a learner centered, growth mindset. They start to become active, engaged citizens.

Aren’t the students the most valuable, most overlooked resource in a school? 

By helping kids cultivate navigation skills at an early age, they  approach critical problems with confidence and agility. And when we help the teacher shift her/his role to trusted illuminator, the student is free to become his/her own teacher. The shift to a learner-centered classroom may help the entire school.

All of our work embraces an iterative process. And we believe "Failure is the best teacher: Success is the best reward."

Inquiring Minds started rethinking a classroom in PS 20 in Brooklyn  over the summer of 2014 with a lot of help from students and teachers. Here we are in front of our first Learning Wall, a huge blank canvas. Later in the year, the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders helped pick their new classroom furniture in their KIds' Councils based on a user-experience process we helped lead them through.

Inquiring Minds started rethinking a classroom in PS 20 in Brooklyn  over the summer of 2014 with a lot of help from students and teachers. Here we are in front of our first Learning Wall, a huge blank canvas. Later in the year, the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders helped pick their new classroom furniture in their KIds' Councils based on a user-experience process we helped lead them through.

 

Looking for something? In our talks with some exceptional elementary public and private school teachers we have been graciously welcomed into classrooms to help meet the challenges they and their students face firsthand. It's this extended access that has allowed us to innovate to help kids become critical thinkers and doers, cooperators, iterative strategists equipped with the skills they need to succeed.