#Deepen-teacher-inquiry - Ah-ha Moments - Empowering a change in the way teachers work.

Ah-ha Moments


Last week I shared four teachers Ah-ha moments over the previous 12 months. Ah-ha moments for teachers that I have worked with to co-create their Teacher Inquiries.


This week we will have a look at the third common outcome for teachers I have worked with.

The vehicle that enabled and empowered a change in the way teachers work.

  • Deepen Teacher Inquiry enabled teachers to see their impact from a new viewpoint.

"Deepen Teacher Inquiry opened my eyes to opportunities of changing how I teach. I now have a greater understanding of how students learn differently."

  • Deepen Teacher Inquiry encourages a shift from teaching focused to learning focused strategising and planning

"When I explored the learning element of being a teacher rather than the teaching element, I could connect with students learning needs differently. I found this so much more enriching for me and my students"

  • Deepen Teacher inquiry encourages a refocus of purpose for teachers.

“Deepen Teacher inquiry helps to keep the students and their learning at the heart of my teaching and my focus.”

  • Deepen Teacher Inquiry is about deepening the process of reflection in action. It adds an element of WHY and IF to teacher reflection.

"Deepen Teacher Inquiry made me think deeper into my actions in the classroom. I now think about why I feel a change in strategy is necessary, what I am going to do to make the change, why that idea would possibly work and then actually monitor the process."

Next week I will share teachers thoughts on Deepen Teacher Inquiry as the change agent in the culture around collaboration between staff.

A message to my teacher friends...

Now because it is term break - I prefer to not call it school holidays because the reality for most of us is that its a break from the classroom, but not from the job per say - I am wondering if you are getting a break? 

What do you do to take a break?
For me it's getting down to the beach in the morning... - Great thinking happens when space is created to just - think... its energizing and great for your wellbeing... Where is that space for you?

Take care during your break





Here are five more ways I can help you:

1. Download my White Papers -

  1. Finding your inquiry genius - An exploration of the power of Teacher inquiry to enable teacher learning. - click here

  2. Re-lensing Learning- An exploration of the power of harnessing the power of contribution to enable change. - click here

  3. Teacher Think Tank. - An exploration of the power of collective innovation to un-think | Re-think | out-think for future possibilities in education. - click here

2. Work with me one-to-one

  1. Teacher Inquiry - If you would like to work with me directly to solve challenges with Deepen Teacher Inquiry, reply with the words "teacher inquiry"  and we will arrange a time to discuss your situation and see if we might be a fit.

  2. Teacher Think Tank - Bring the Teacher Think Tank to your school! Build coherence - enable change-ready Tribes and accelerate change in your school. A great way to start the new school year with everyone on the same page and gain the buy-in of strategic goals and actions. If you are keen, reply with the word "Think Tank"  and we will arrange a time to discuss your situation and see if we might be a fit.


I am really excited to introduce a way for teachers and leaders to innovate solutions that are outside the box... check this out - information video and testimonial to be found within.

T3 - Teacher Think Tank - Waikato Based Teachers

Saturday 10th November and Monday 12th November
See my front page for video details on how you can get involved. Including a testimonial from Sally Pendergrast - Rototuna Junior High School

Tabitha Leonard