Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only asking well-designed ones, but ones that will also lead students to questions of their own.Simply-worded questions can be just as effective as those intricate ones. With that in mind, know that question-asking is an area where you can start tomorrow with these five.
danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and she’s made it available as a free PDF. On her website she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could.
Despite the wealth of “how to” books out there, parenting isn’t easy. It seems that despite our best efforts, there are times when we become the obstacle in our children’s lives as they gain knowledge through experience, trial and error, and not through our well thought out, detailed and well-intentioned pep talks.
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
Here are 9 essential habits and practices of mentally strong people that can help you get through any challenge or hardship.
They see things objectively.They let go of entitlement.They keep an even keel.They don't aspire to be happy all the time.They're realistic optimists.They live in the present moment.They're persistent in the pursuit of their goals.But they know when it's time to let go.
10 Strategies To Reach The 21st Century Reader by Terry Heick (Below are several paragraphs of context–if you’re just here for the strategies, skim to the bottom.) Like thinking, reading in the 21st century is...
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a way of looking at oorganizational change which focuses on doing more of what is already working, rather than focusing on fixing problems. It mobilises strategic change by focusing on the core strengths of an organization, then using those strengths to reshape the future.