For over 15 years Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Why you should listen

A farm kid from Wisconsin, Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies. Laufenberg most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA), one of Philadelphia’s newer high schools, in partnership with the Franklin Institute.

In 2013, Laufenberg partnered with Chris Lehmann to start Inquiry Schools, a new non-profit working to create and support learning environments that are inquiry-driven and project-based and which utilize modern technology. She currently serves as the Managing Director and Lead Teacher for Inquiry Schools.

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Diana Laufenberg’s TED talk

Quotes from Diana Laufenberg

Ask [students] to go to places, to see things for themselves, to actually experience the learning, to play, to inquire.
Diana Laufenberg
TEDxMidAtlantic • 1.1M views Dec 2010
Inspiring, Persuasive
We deal right now in the educational landscape with an infatuation with the culture of one right answer that can be properly bubbled on the average multiple choice test. I am here to share with you, it is not learning.
Diana Laufenberg
TEDxMidAtlantic • 1.1M views Dec 2010
Inspiring, Persuasive