When we first got our cig together, just like every other year, we kind of just looked at each other and we were not too sure what to do. Most are used to a concrete plan in a credited course, but inquiry based learning can be a little intimidating because where do you begin? We started with deciding on a line of inquiry, our question that we wanted to focus on. “How can inquiry strategies be incorporated into music and arts classes to improve motivation and effort toward students’ practice habits?” We then decided to put together a survey for our students just to get a starting point. We put together a plan as to how our outcome would be presented. We knew right away that we wanted a video to present our research. So we took all of this to our classrooms to see where it would take us.

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