107 – Trevor MacKenzie: Inquiry, Assessment, and Lifetimes of Learning

By Tim Cavey

TREVOR MACKENZIE is a learner, teacher, speaker, consultant, and outdoor enthusiast. He is regarded by many as the preeminent voice on inquiry-based learning today, authoring Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice (https://amzn.to/33fGvZE) and co-authoring Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners (https://amzn.to/2JNgjhs).
In our conversation, Trevor recalls the challenges of his first years in the profession. He defines inquiry-based learning, describes how educators can take their first steps into the inquiry swimming pool, and answers the questions many educators have around assessment in an inquiry model. Trevor goes on to talk about what else is setting him on fire in education today, his next big professional goal, a productivity hack that he holds dear, and a personal passion completely outside of education. As we close, he also shouts out some of the voices and resources that shape his thinking and inspire his professional practice.
You can connect with Trevor …
On Twitter @Trev_MacKenzie
On Instagram @TNTMacKenzie
At his website: https://www.trevormackenzie.com/
Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode!
Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media:
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire
On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/
On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey
On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire
On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA
Song Track Credits
Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo — license purchased at https://taketones.com/)
Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support