The Four I’s
The Inspired Teaching School employs inquiry-based learning in student-centered classrooms. Instruction focuses heavily on social-emotional development and self-regulation. At the heart of the instructional model are the Four I’s:
Students will apply content knowledge to relevant and current situations, problems, and experiences and be intellectually and physically active, self-directed learners.
Students will rely on curiosity and collaboration; an internal motivation to learn; wonder; keen observation; and attention to detail, data, and possibilities for further investigations.
Students will exhibit the skills of creative and independent thinkers: the courage to create, a joyful spirit, the ability to generate ideas and devise solutions, and the ability to play. Students will come to expect that their creativity and imagination will play an essential role in their success in school and in life.
Students will act as members of a democratic society, demonstrating honesty; the ability to listen to, respect, collaborate and learn from others; and the capacity for empathy, compassion, and strong ethics.
* Four I’s © Center For Inspired Teaching 2012. http://www.inspiredteaching.org/