Leading Adult Learners with a Lens of Inquiry (w Jessica Vance)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

“What stories do your walls tell? If they only tell stories of the final end product, what do they say you value?” - Jess Vance Click To Tweet

How might school leaders apply inquiry-based learning in their work? If we know that inquiry can inspire curiosity, connections, and agency for our students, how might it transform the professional learning culture of a school? Jessica Vance is an Enrichment and Environment Coordinator in Austin, Texas, and author of the newly released book, “Leading with a Lens of Inquiry: Cultivating Conditions for Curiosity and Empowering Agency.” On the episode, she connects with Nat to talk about the power of intentions, inquiry-based learning as a framework for designing PD, and practical ways that adult learners can make their learning visible.

Show Notes:

  • Housekeeping and a reflection on the concept of supervision. (2:00)
  • How our value of connections shows up in our lives and morning routines. (8:00)
  • Balancing the need for management as a school administrator with the call to become a leader of inquiry. (10:45)
  • Drawing from the work of Kath Murdoch to describe the process of inquiry for adults. (17:35)
  • Supporting the continuity of professional learning to build trust in the school community. (25:25)
  • Advice for school leaders to find a sense of balance in the chaos of the day. (30:40)
  • Practical and powerful ways to make adult learning visible. (40:25)
  • Co-designing a year of professional learning around a concept, rather than a topic. (46:00)
  • The purpose of education. (51:10)

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