Kids have flexible brains. That's why they question everything!

We start as young as possible working with students and their teachers K-12. Our work encourages children to learn through inquiry, to grow to become life long learners – active, engaged citizens. 

Don't students need to become more self-reliant? And don't  teachers need to develop a learner-centered, inquiry based strategy to be able to guide their students to make this changes? Aren’t your students the most valuable resource in your school?

This shift to learner-centered can help the whole 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.

All of our work follows an iterative process. We believe "Failure is the best teacher: Success is the best reward."

 
Inquiring Minds started rethinking a classroom in PS 20 in Brooklyn in 2014 over the summer with a lot of help from our friends – 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 furniture based on a user-experience process we helped lead them through.

Inquiring Minds started rethinking a classroom in PS 20 in Brooklyn in 2014 over the summer with a lot of help from our friends – 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 furniture 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.