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. I 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! Of course this is an editable Google Slide doc so that you can fill in all your bits!
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! It has been used successfully in several schools, finding fans in teachers and admin alike.
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.) For teachers who are not in New Zealand, this guide is still invaluable, and it would probably be easy to follow a format similar to the one provided - just slot your own criteria in.