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Raise your hand if you’re an educator

If you’re anything like us, you love learning as much as you love teaching. Your bookshelves are packed with professional development titles, and you invest your limited time and money planning lessons, grading, and buying resources for your classroom. Your passion for education is obvious, but…

No matter how much time you invest in planning lessons, your classroom—and career—don’t look like you envisioned. 

Students forget what they learned last week (or complain about what they have to learn this week) and get fixated on grades instead of feedback. You want to empower students to think for themselves and experience aha moments within and beyond the classroom, but you just can’t seem to do it consistently. We’ve been there, and we’re here to help you transform your classroom or school.

Reignite your classroom—and your career

Imagine a classroom that empowers students to think like authors, historians, mathematicians, and scientists. A classroom alive with curiosity and connected by a diversity of culture and thought, where students think for themselves and build understanding that transfers within and beyond the classroom. That’s our kind of classroom—if it’s yours too, keep scrolling.

Your destination for world-class education

Educators around the world compare our programs to a one-way ticket, and it’s easy to see why: Once you integrate our framework into your classroom, there’s no going back. Concept-Based Inquiry will transform how you teach, how students learn, and how they think about the world. 

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The Courses

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Get started with one of our online courses for an introduction to Concept-Based Inquiry, complete with live coaching, practical strategies and real-life examples from around the globe. 

Our 12-month Concept-Based Inquiry Collaborative empowers you with the resources and support you need to successfully integrate Concept-Based Inquiry in your classroom or school.

Become a Certified Erickson and Lanning CBCI Trainer and expand your career opportunities, from curriculum leadership in your own school to facilitating group workshops.

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Concept-Based Inquiry is a pedagogical approach that engages students by empowering them to think for themselves. Forget outdated memorization drills, and help your students understand the subjects you’re teaching on a personal and global level. Through Concept-Based Inquiry, students build transferable conceptual understandings that traditional frameworks simply ignore.

Your answer to an engaged classroom

What is Concept-Based Inquiry?

Reconnect with why you became a teacher

Feel inspired to plan units and lessons again

Engage students with inquiry and curiosity

Create opportunities for independent thinking

Witness students apply and retain their understanding

Why Concept-Based Inquiry?

- Kevin Bryan Richins, united states

“Concept-Based Inquiry has been the destination I've been trying to arrive at for a long time. And now that I've discovered it, I found there's a huge journey in front of me. It's exciting, it’s invigorating, and it’s empowering. I'm so excited to keep learning more.”

– Ruth Osaenwe, Botswana

“One thing that stood out for me, as far as Concept-Based Inquiry is concerned, is the fact that it's student- and teacher-based. So, as a teacher, I'm drawing out knowledge from the students, while I facilitate their learning.”

– Joanne Cleland, Qatar

"We are literacy coaches at Qatar Academy Sidra and it has helped us both enormously to talk and plan collaboratively throughout the whole process."

– SUNA DAOUD, SUDAN

"Thank you so much for your amazing support and very interesting course that got me thinking and reflecting on my practises. What a great opportunity it was to collaborate with teachers from all over the world."

– Amanda Mckee, USA

"Filled with strategies, illustrations, diagrams, and pictures. Gives you the insight you need to help students better understand what they are learning."

– Trudy McMillin, Germany

"...you will see the change and success in not only your teaching practice, but also the understanding that the students will have in their learning."."

Local classroom, global impact

What educators are saying:

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For elementary school educators who are ready to revolutionize how they teach mathematics.

Empower your students to think like mathematicians

THE CONCEPT-BASED INQUIRY MATHEMATICS PROJECT

Connecting cultures and educators since 2014

Our story starts with a teacher like you: Our founder, Rachel French, an international educator turned Curriculum Coordinator who is as passionate about learning as she is teaching. She was mentored by Dr. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois Lanning before collaborating with Carla Marschall to create the framework we’re known for today—
a framework that unlocks the power of Concept-Based
Inquiry in schools and classrooms around the world
to connect cultures, educators and students.

Our story starts with a teacher like you: Our founder, Rachel French, an international educator turned Curriculum Coordinator who is as passionate about learning as she is teaching. She was mentored by Dr. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois Lanning before collaborating with Carla Marschall to create the framework we’re known for today—
a framework that unlocks the power of Concept-Based Inquiry in schools and classrooms around the world to connect cultures, educators and students.

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Our Story

Step inside The Thinking Classroom, a podcast hosted by our founder Rachel French to inspire and connect international educators who are utilizing Concept-Based Inquiry in their classrooms.

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The Thinking Classroom

the podcast

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Still don’t get what Concept-Based Inquiry is?
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