Please join us for the inaugural event in our new Shared Inquiry™ discussion series as we read and talk about Eve L. Ewing’s moving poem “At work with my father” from Junior Great Books® Series 6. Along with fellow educators, you can read and enjoy the poem, share your opinions about its meaning, and listen to the deeply considered ideas of others. We are confident that you will leave the discussion with a great appreciation for how Shared Inquiry opens new doors of engagement, comprehension, and collaboration for your students and for you!

If you use Junior Great Books in your classroom, join us to experience what your students do on a regular basis. If you have never participated in a Shared Inquiry discussion, now is a great time to find out why fellow educators are so dedicated to the method!

Happy father and his small daughter holding hands and running to school

Register Today and Download “At work with my father”

Two time slots are available for this FREE Shared Inquiry discussion:

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2:00–3:00 p.m. central time
  • Thursday, April 29, 4:00–5:00 p.m. central time

We hope to see you there!

Each discussion will be facilitated by a seasoned Great Books staff trainer, who will pose a thoughtful interpretive question to launch the discussion, then guide the group with expert follow-up questions. Like Junior Great Books students, you will:

  • Think carefully about the focus question
  • Write an answer and link it to evidence from the poem
  • Share your opinions in a free-flowing discussion
  • Listen to others’ opinions and hear new perspectives
  • Have fun engaging in this wonderful process!

Please contact your Great Books Foundation educational consultant if you have any questions about the Shared Inquiry method or about Great Books professional development or classroom materials. We look forward to hosting you in our new discussion series!