Having students develop better questions, or even higher order questions, allows for a deeper understanding of a subject. Watch as Ms. Francisco uses a variety of strategies to encourage higher order questioning from her students.
A wonderful Excel file is included in this post which can be easily downloaded and adapted to everyone's specialized needs. I really like the idea of adding columns that sorts student's learning...where they start, where they may need additional help, etc.
Wouldn't it be amazing if this became a collaborative document shared by vertical teams....sure would make the start of the year transition easier.
The irony is, that at this time, perhaps more than ever before, our leaders need to be making themselves much less ‘busy’, and focusing more than they ever have done on nurturing their workforce.
People in our workforces are under serious strain. They are constantly being asked to do more with less. Our businesses and government departments are responding to the austerity drives by trimming more and more from their budgets, which inevitably means fewer people are left to do the work. Meanwhile the demands are increasing. With everyone in the economy tightening their belts, company profits are falling, which means that a smaller and smaller workforce is being challenged to work smarter, harder, more innovatively and to ‘keep their chins up and stay engaged’. Teachers see this with increasing class sizes, fewer support resources and the demands to do more for more students.
This article, that Darren B scooped, is very interested and very practical. I'd love to persue Diigo with my students...I've always had trouble getting it to work with our school filter. But it might b time to try it again because this is really close reading technique digital style!
The eighth grade students in math class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark have been working with the Pythagorean Theorem to create model city.
Interesting application of geometry principles for city planning...now I'd like to also see a critiquing phase where they use their CCSS geometry knowledge to assess all the model cities. This is a great beginning.
William McCallum, one of CCSSI's authors, wrote in the comments section of an article appearing on The Atlantic Magazine website, written by Barry Garelick, ``I agree with you that there is a lot of misreading of the standards ...