"Wisdom begins in wonder"
Welcome to the Inquiring Mind site. Inquiry learning is a passion of mine, I have been implementing it in varying forms since I began my teaching career over 30 years ago. This site is a collection of information, research results and resources about inquiry learning that I compiled during my time as a Ministry of Education e-learning fellow and updated from my ongoing research and experience as a teacher and facilitator of learning for teachers.
Don't forget to check out the Recent Updates section. Some browsers cache pages so a page refresh will ensure you are viewing the latest version of the site.
If you are interested in having me provide professional development for your school or cluster, check out the Professional Development page. I am accredited by the NZ Ministry of Education for Ministry or school-funded PLD. For school-funded PLD costs can be found here.
Web Resources For
Inquiry and Apps for
Inquiry (Android and i-pad apps)
and have a
Group - for discussion and questions relating to inquiry-based
learning. There is also a section on my
LWDT Support Weebly with
information and resources. You can also find
My other sites can be found
I have written a chapter for the CORE education book: 'e-learnings: Implementing a National Strategy in Education, 1998 - 2010.
2017 Jan-Marie Kellow
Photos on the site from the classes of Opoutere School teachers Karen Reynolds, Jethro Dyer, Zania Watt and myself unless otherwise stated. Photos must only be used for educational purposes and must be attributed. Photos of children may only be used with my permission.