Summer: the perfect time to slow down and cultivate the skill of asking questions.
Here are some professional development resources and opportunities which can take your skill to the next level.
1. An online course: Socrates and the Battle for the Soul of America
America is deeply divided on so many levels. Now more than ever we need big questions to explore these divisions and encourage our students to take action to improve society.
Play the role of Socrates and…
- Design four Big Questions
- Apply disciplinary tools to analyze those questions;
- Evaluate and select sources relevant to the questions;
- Craft four lessons to engage students in open dialogue to understand and take informed action when differences may arise.
- Reflect upon the value of teacher/student questions and the challenges and possibilities of students taking informed action to improve society. Learn More
This post extends last week’s debrief of ideas from the sschat “Teaching Teachers and Students to Ask Big Questions,” held on April 2, 2018. Short commentary follows each comment with links to past blog posts relevant to the idea shared.
Thanks again to all who participated! The next chat is Creating Podcasts with Your Students #sschat April 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hosted by @listenwiselearn Continue reading
On Monday, April 2nd the sschat community discussed the importance of teachers and students asking questions to guide instruction and learning. Since so many great ideas were shared, it seemed fitting to slow down and debrief some of the ideas in more depth, and acknowledge people in the process. The list below is just a small sampling of tweets yet it paints an authentic portrait of the types of conversations which unfolded.
I’ve also provided some of my own commentary with links to previous blog posts which expand upon the idea in a meaningful way.
Thanks to all who participated! More coming soon. Continue reading