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Competing Facts Are a Fact of Life. Image by David Mulder, creative commons.

Competing Facts Are a Fact of Life

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - TeachThought PD. Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School!

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - TeachThought PD

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions by Terry Heick Questions can be extraordinary learning tools. A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. Talking Across Divides: 10 Ways to Encourage Civil Classroom Conversation On Difficult Issues. During the week of Oct. 3 to 7, we are posting a new Student Opinion question each day about five issues that are dividing Americans this election year.

Talking Across Divides: 10 Ways to Encourage Civil Classroom Conversation On Difficult Issues

Those posts will remain open to comment until Election Day, and we invite teenagers from anywhere in the world to share their thoughts and reply to the thoughts of others. The challenge? Better Student Questions Snyder. Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions. I once heard class discussions described as “transient instructional events.”

Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions

They pass through the class, the course, and the educational experiences of students with few lingering effects. Ideas are batted around, often with forced participation; students don’t take notes; and then the discussion ends—it runs out of steam or the class runs out of time. If asked a few days later about the exchange, most students would be hard-pressed to remember anything beyond what they themselves might have said, if that.

So this post offers some simple suggestions for increasing the impact of the discussions that occur in our courses. 5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting. Classroom discussions have been a staple of teaching forever, beginning with Socrates.

5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting

I have taught using discussions, been a student in discussions, and observed other teachers' discussions thousands of times -- at least. Understanding by Design Part 2: Designing the Essential Questions - Learning Bird. Value and benefits of questions Since Socrates, asking questions has been a hallmark of the teaching profession.

Understanding by Design Part 2: Designing the Essential Questions - Learning Bird

Whether used to guide students through a lecture or to check for understanding on exams, questions are the primary mode of encouraging information transfer from instructor to student and from topic to topic. According to Leven and Long in 1912, teachers spent nearly 80% of the day asking questions; this result has been repeated multiple times since, with similar results.

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions. Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving the Use of Discussion Boards. Considerable research indicates that the effective use of discussion boards results in...

Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving the Use of Discussion Boards

Collison, G., Elbaum, B., Haavind, S., & Tinker, R. (2000). Final word. The Marshall Memo Admin - Issues. 1.

The Marshall Memo Admin - Issues

How to avoid some common problems in group decision-making 2. Using Socratic seminars in a high-school English class 3. Orchestrating authentic classroom conversations. The Marshall Memo Admin - Issues. The Marshall Memo Admin - Issues. Assessment For Learning Toolkit. Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB. Targeted Questioning by @TeacherToolkit. 8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more. If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn’t it?

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

Not necessarily. I have often found myself talking almost constantly during group work and student-directed projects because I’m trying to push kids’ thinking, provide feedback, and help them stay on task. The 7 Fundamental Conditions of Learning - Advice. By Rob Jenkins Last month I wrote about the attributes of the very best teachers, with the goal of identifying for young faculty members, in particular, the qualities they ought to emulate and cultivate.

The 7 Fundamental Conditions of Learning - Advice

Several readers complained that my focus was too much on the teacher and not enough on students. Fair enough. This month I’ll try to answer two questions: What do students need in order to learn? And how can we as teachers provide those things? Tips for Effective Dialogue: Dialogue vs. Discussion - The Henderson Group. Interactive communication or dialogue refers to interacting in ways that build shared meaning, rather than colliding in ways that foster disagreement, frustration and confusion.

Dialogue is a subtle process that may be difficult to understand, and even more difficult to actually create. Benefits of Dialogue: Dialogue has the ability to convert detractors into supporters, conflict into consensus, and add depth to business relationships. A dialogue influences another's perspective by first demonstrating a deep understanding of the position you want to influence. People frequently resist attempts to be influenced by using the statement, "You just don't understand.

" In a dialogue, your skills of collaborative inquiry and listening provide others with a profound sense of being heard. To Teach Facts, Start With Feelings. Recently, we heard from a teacher who decided to create a more dynamic approach to his history class . . . by teaching it backward, starting with the present day. "Here's the world around you and how it feels to live in it. What happened over the last 20 years to get where we are? What happened in the decade before that? " Unsurprisingly, he met resistance from parents, who thought his approach was crazy. From a neurological perspective, though, starting a history class from the present makes perfect sense.

Drawing Out the Story. Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement. The excerpt below is from the book “Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom,” by Patricia A. A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment. April 5, 2014 As a follow up to the materials I have already posted on formative assessment, I am introducing you today this wonderful chat that I learned about through Bianca. The chart features 8 strategies teachers can use to conduct a formative assessment.

By definition, formative assessment is assessment for learning (summative assessment is assessment of learning ) which usually takes place simultaneously with learning. The aim of formative assessment is to students understanding and plan subsequent instruction. 26 Keys to Student Engagement. My Joyful Jubilant Learning, colleague, David Zinger recently started an Employee Engagement alphabet. Engagement is such a hot topic in education, I thought this was a great idea for educators to follow the lead. So, here it goes: 26 Keys to Student Engagement. Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement. A space: at the table.

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