Intentional inquiry vision, persistence, and relationships

Chapman, Sherry


Maniotes, L. (2016). Intentional inquiry vision, persistence, and relationships. Teacher Librarian, 43(5), 8-11.


This article looks at successful inquiry projects as a collaboration between a teacher team or department and the teacher librarian. It is very forward thinking and productive as well as reflective. They all work together, trust each other and create innovative units for students.

Maniotes says, “When we see the value of each other’s expertise, such as the librarian as the information professional, we can intentionally set up collaborations that present exciting ways to learn from one another and develop our own professional practice.”


This approach of training in the PBL model and creating collaboration before implementation is a fundamental component of implementing change in a district. I think this approach is both successful and impactful, and the vision and persistence to build relationships is key.

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