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The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment
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Great checklist to return to....

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Wayne Cox's curator insight, August 9, 2015 7:41 PM

Great checklist to return to....

Aphrodite Cox's curator insight, January 5, 2016 5:27 PM

Check it against your classroom environment!

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Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities.
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The importance and benefits of mindful pauses. Allows for deeper thinking.

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Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

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Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions
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Great list of essential questions across a range of areas. Good for inquiry based projects.

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15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas

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15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas
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Good set of questions to engage students and make their thinking visible.

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.
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Using a range of questions to develop students' understanding.

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
Are our schools doing a good job of preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill?
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The importance of insightful questioning skills now and into the future for our students. Love it.

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Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers

Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers by Terry Heick Clocks and old watches are miracles. If you’ve ever taken one apart and had a…
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Avoid the "bad question" - guess what's in the teacher's head!

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Wayne Cox's comment, July 13, 2015 9:09 AM
I realised I produce lots of poor (bad) questions
Wayne Cox's curator insight, August 9, 2015 7:42 PM

Avoid the "bad question" - guess what's in the teacher's head!

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You Can't Teach Understanding

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You Can't Teach Understanding
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"If you want students to have meaningful learning experiences that culminate in transferable insight and know-how, then you have to lose time to gain it. You have to slow down the teaching to speed up the learning. You have to engineer understanding by design." Great post by Grant Wiggins.

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know

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Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know
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The importance of not knowing and striving for understanding.

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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.
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Good links and ideas for useful an innovative questioning techniques.

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Inquiring Minds: Tackling The Process Of Inquiry In The Clasroom - Edudemic

Inquiring Minds: Tackling The Process Of Inquiry In The Clasroom - Edudemic | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
In a story last year about Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap, they quote him as saying, “The culture of schooling as we know it is radically at odds with the culture of learning that produces innovators.” We can tell you the kinds of environments where we know kids are excited, enthusiastic, and …
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Good focus on the use of questioning.

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