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With new guidelines and requirements that have made their way into all school system’s curricula, teachers have found it very difficult to bring their own creativity into the classroom. If you’re an educator that believes there is more to teaching than just reading a script, than this book is for you.  Diane Parker invites you into her classroom to see how she’s applied the inquiry-based approach to her classroom, where the student’s questions lead the lessons, but she still stays within the boundaries of the mandated curricula, standards, and programs.