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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so. The latter is a topic for another day, but the former is why we’re here. 1. The TeachThought Learning Taxonomy is a template for critical thinking that frames cognition across six categories. It imagines any learning product, goal, or objective as a “thing,” then suggests different ways to think about said “thing”–mitosis, a math formula, an historical figure, a poem, a poet, a computer coding language, a political concept, a literary device, etc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Industries: Glass, Automotive & Building Products. The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught. The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing.

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught

A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost all of whom are African-American. “What might a character be feeling in a story?” She asks. She repeats the question, before engaging her pupils in a high-tempo conversation about what it is like to read a book and why authors write them, as she moves smartly around her classroom. On an October morning last year, I watched Doug Lemov play this video to a room full of teachers in the hall of an inner-London school. Here is what Lemov sees in the video: he sees Hinton placing herself at the vantage points from which she can best scan the faces of her pupils (“hotspots”). Lemov never considered himself a brilliant teacher. Characteristically, he started with a spreadsheet. QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES.

What do we want our students to learn from us?


What's happening in School? Teaching Jobs on Twitter. For your convenience, we've segmented our old Twitter account into 5 distinct teaching job/lifestyle accounts.

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Teaching in Australia. A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about. 1- Teachers Network Teachers Network provides lesson plans, classroom specials, teacher designed activities for different subjects and many other resources. 2- Smithsonian Education Smithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students and parents.

A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about

Journey to Excellence: Socratic Seminars. Hexagonal Learning. After reading the inspirational post on The Learning Spy I decided to give this a go.

Hexagonal Learning

My year 10 class are doing Macbeth and this is a challenging play for boys who have not ever done Shakespeare before. We have watched the Polanski version of the film and have collected quotes and created scene summaries. The lesson before this one I gave students each five post-it notes and asked them to write a quote on each. When they had done this, they had to stick them on an appropriate poster named for each of the themes. This took some discussion but certainly showed me that they had an understanding of the ways that the play deals with themes and ideas and an ability to link that knowledge to selected evidence. It was time to take it a step further. The boys went at this very animatedly and there was much discussion as I moved around the room, of the links that they were trying to make.

Macbeth. TEDxTeen 2012. "Forget What You Know"Jacob Barnett Watch "Still Figuring It Out"Tavi Gevinson "The Power of Listening"Mteto Maphoyi "Marchiare"Mteto Maphoyi.

TEDxTeen 2012

Special Section: INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) - IMDb. Open Education Resources. Mind Mapping & Diagrams. Digital Literacy. 20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers. eBooks. Scriblink - Your Online Whiteboard. WordWeb iPhone Dictionary and Thesaurus. WordWeb English Dictionary for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Also available: the Chambers Dictionary and Chambers Thesaurus Up-to-date international English dictionary, based on WordWeb Fuzzy lookup with spelling and sounds-like suggestions Synonyms, similar words and many usage examples 285 000 words, phrases and derived forms 225 000 word sense definitions (Audio version) 70 000 professionally-recorded audio pronunciations 85 000 easy-to-understand text pronunciations Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?

WordWeb iPhone Dictionary and Thesaurus

, vowel, consonant, select word types) Includes many proper nouns, compounds and phrases Bookmarks, recent and random words Full coverage of American, British, Canadian, Australasian and Asian English Works offline, one app for iPad, iPod and iPhone Cross-reference to other offline and online references. 25 Things You Should Know About Character - StumbleUpon. Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know.

25 Things You Should Know About Character - StumbleUpon

Fictional Landscapes by UK-based artist Kyle. stories for the web. Inanimate Alice - Homepage. Visual Literacy Activities with Online Resources. Last week I talked about visual literacy in Visual Literacy Activities with Children's Picture Books.

Visual Literacy Activities with Online Resources

I suggested children's picture books make a natural place to start teaching kids about visual literacy. Here are some online resources I've found that also support visual literacy. Almost any website can be examined from the perspective of its visual communications. Encourage your kids to become aware of what's behind the type and placement of images, choice and size of font, subheadings, flow of one chunk of text to another, colours etc. This helps them not only to develop visual literacy skills they can use in their own projects, but also to become more media savvy as consumers. Here are particular websites that I think are stand-outs in terms of visual literacy possibilities for kids: At Howtoons, you'll find instructions on how to build all sorts of things. Your teens might be interested in Clean Up Your Mess which explains visual design beautifully.

Reading/Language Arts Education Resources on the Web. Language Arts Resources Resources Bartlett Quotations Over 11,000 quotations, the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905 keeps most of his original work intact. Beacon Learning Center Beacon Learning Center provided standards based lesson plans. Bedtime Stories. Reporting Links. Brainstorm and mind map online. Warschauer/Whittaker - The Internet for English Teaching: Guidelines for Teachers (TESL/TEFL) Read & Discuss The Books You’re Reading On Your iPad With Subtext. Journey to Excellence: Socratic Seminars. Web Conferencing, Online Meeting, Web Meeting Software. Penguin Gifts. The Great Novels of Charles Dickens (Boxed Set) - Charles Dickens. The Australian Teachers of Media (Victoria)

Teachit - English teaching resources. Infographics as a Creative Assessment. Digital fiction. English teaching resources. Information_Sheet_English_2011. Digital Reading App, Online Reading with Friends, Ebook Reader App, iPad Ebook Reader. Web English Teacher. AATE National Conference 2011. Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. Socratic circles: fostering critical ... - Matt Copeland. The benefits and importance of Socratic seminars are widely recognized, but little has been written on how to make them happen successfully in the classroom.

By offering real-world examples and straightforward answers to frequent questions, Matt Copeland has created a coaching guide for both the teacher new to Socratic seminars and the experienced teacher seeking to optimize the benefits of this powerful strategy. Socratic Circles also shows teachers who are familiar with literature circles the many ways in which these two practices complement and extend each other. Effectively implemented, Socratic seminars enhance reading comprehension, listening and speaking skills, and build better classroom community and conflict resolution skills. By giving students ownership over the classroom discussion around texts, they become more independent and motivated learners. iPad Book: Shakespeare In Bits Macbeth. The Shakespeare In Bits for iPad series provides you this all-innovative fully-voiced and fully-animated study version of Macbeth presenting Fiona Shaw and Stephen Dillane. Do not settle for cut-down movie versions, or lifeless translations of this text.

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