Teacher Inquiry Document


Make your Inquiry less stressful.  Keep it authentic.  Ensure you love it.  This document guides you though the basic steps of an inquiry in a logical format, making use of tried and tested (in several schools) template.  We call it the DAFT template - somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but just as serious in its identification of a problem (Dang!), Asking more about the problem, Finding more information and finally 'Tryflecting'.  Tryflecting involves ... trying and reflecting!  The name of the game is to enjoy your inquiry and to see what might initially be perceived as failures as successes instead.  Like our students, we have to stumble and fall to learn - so let's laugh a those bits and carry on!  This document also helps you make links between the NZ Teaching Council's Standards and your inquiry in a quick and simple manner.  (Note, you will find a swished up version of the Teaching Council's Quality Practice Template in our free resources.  Use it for your staff or department meetings to brainstorm how you collectively support the standards.)  

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