Apr 6 2022
Recess Duty Episode 023 - Lu Gerlach
This week during Recess Duty we talk with Lu Gerlach. We discuss designing reading spaces to help promote inquiry and student passions and she took this from a theory to practice in how she redesigned several libraries and continues to help libraries around the US help support their units of inquiry.
For nearly 20 years, Lu Gerlach has been crafting learning, challenging misconceptions, making relevant connections to everyday life, and connecting to significant global issues. This curiosity led her to become part of the PYP program as a teacher, coordinator, workshop leader, site team member, and online workshop facilitator within the United States, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. Currently, Lu is a consultant for ThinkChat, an educational consultancy that supports teachers to create a curriculum that is more learner-driven. Her podcast, Confessions of a PYP Teacher, focuses on all things related to inquiry, agency, action, and more. Take a listen for bite-size actionable steps to deepen your practice.
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