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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.

 


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ANA's curator insight, March 7, 2014 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

smadar yona's curator insight, March 8, 2014 10:12 AM

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Audrey's curator insight, April 13, 2014 4:21 AM

The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

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Teachers: What kind of students are you making?

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I'm actually on vacation, but I wanted to chime in on what I've been reading over vacation: Seth Godin's Stop Stealing Dreams. In the first quarter of the

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

 

 

 

===> As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. <===

 

We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:54 AM

 

===> As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. <===


We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day.


Check also:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Social-Learning


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking


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Learning to live with The Art of Criticism, Critics...

Learning to live with The Art of Criticism, Critics... | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music

Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice...

 

A MUST read:

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

 


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Don't Forget Professional Development for Students

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Teachers spend countless hours learning new tools to use in class, but do they set aside any time for students to learn these new tools as well?

 

Gust MEES: I said this already years ago and I used it also with adults, seniors + kids and it's working well! Just show them one of the tools YOU are using, tell them it's your secret tool (it makes them curious...) and explain how it works and then give them a challenge to do it better...  You will engage them and the challenge will bring out a lot of creativity... BUT, don't make a time limit, give them the time they need to work it out...

 

Tip: read the books of Howard GARDNER "Multiple Intelligences" + "5 Minds for the future" as also books from Daniel GOLEMAN about Emotional Intelligence and YOU will understand...

 

In one phrase: make a win-win situation with your learners, show them your "secret" Educational Tools and use them to engage your learners, they will learn "BETTER" ;) Best would be to make your own curation and share it with them, but also to ask your learners to create also in parallel their own curation about it...

 

Read more:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-professional-development-nicholas-provenzano

 


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Are You a Credible Technology Leader?

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We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.

 

Leadership, good leadership, transcends physical boundaries.  Technology cannot be dismissed from the leadership's responsibility to be in the know.  It is acceptable for the teachers to be more skilled than their leader in the use of technology with students. 

 

But it is not acceptable for the leader to stay removed from its use.  We need to learn beside our faculties and know and understanding the tools they are using. Room must be made for common understanding and improved use. 

 

Teachers, students and parents need to trust that those who make technology available and who advocate for its use know what they are talking about. The right mix of vision, knowledge, risk taking... and a dash of courage ...make schools dynamic learning environment for all of us.

 

The warning is against leaders giving the nod to their teachers without understanding the technology. 

 

===> It raises issues of trust, integrity and safety. <===

 


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Critical Friends: The Benefits of Instructional Coaches

Critical Friends: The Benefits of Instructional Coaches | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

 

Instructional coaches seem to be a new phenomenon in schools. Their job is to help educators become better teachers. They observe teachers teaching, go over instructional data, and model good teaching practices. As much as this may be new for schools, the core of instructional coaching has been around for a long time.


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:43 PM

"Knights says instructional coaches employ the following seven practices:
• Enrolls the teacher - they conduct one-to-one interviews with each teacher prior to the experience. 
• Engages in collaborative planning - The coach meets with the collaborating teacher to discuss how a new teaching practice can be implemented effectively. 
• Models the lesson- The coach must model the lesson in the collaborating teacher's classroom while the teacher observes. 
• Teacher-directed post conference - Both parties must meet to discuss what the teacher observed the coach doing while modeling the lesson. 
• Coach observes the lesson- It's the teacher's turn to teach the lesson. 
• Exploring data together - The coach and teacher discuss the data gathered during mutual observations. 
• Providing continued support - This is a continuous relationship that needs to be fostered over the year."


I am eager to keep practicing effective coaching.  Fidelity is an on-going issue.  

Rachelle Wooten's comment, March 23, 2013 6:10 PM
This was a great read! This is mostly what I do. These practices for Knight will help me more consistent in my quality of service. I plan to begin doing research of my own to assess the impact of ed tech coaching.
Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, March 23, 2013 6:11 PM

This was a great read! This is mostly what I do. These practices for Knight will help me more consistent in my quality of service. I plan to begin doing research of my own to assess the impact of ed tech coaching.

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Teach Your Child to Be a Skeptic

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by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD. Learn the difference between being a skeptic and a cynic and how you can teach your child

 

===> the art of positive skepticism. <===


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 12, 2013 9:04 PM

 

                      ===> the art of positive skepticism. <===

 

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Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom [Infographic]

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 23, 2013 10:49 AM

A great Infographic...

 

Gust MEES's comment, February 21, 2013 10:41 AM
Hi, looks like You are interested in Infographics, check over 100 here ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographics Have a great day :)
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Know Them, Know Their Learning

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My classroom is ‘ungraded.’  Want to know one of the biggest mis-perceptions out there?  That grades equal learning.   I didn’t realize it until someone blatantly insinuated that my students were j...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting read...:

http://inquiryblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/know-them-know-their-learning/

 


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