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PBL. Tech. Online Booklets. Presentation. Collaborate. Flipping. The Role of Questions in Teaching, Thinking and Le. One of the reasons that instructors tend to overemphasize "coverage" over "engaged thinking" is that they assume that answers can be taught separate from questions.

The Role of Questions in Teaching, Thinking and Le

Indeed, so buried are questions in established instruction that the fact that all assertions — all statements that this or that is so — are implicit answers to questions is virtually never recognized. For example, the statement that water boils at 100 degrees centigrade is an answer to the question "At what temperature centigrade does water boil? " Hence every declarative statement in the textbook is an answer to a question. Hence, every textbook could be rewritten in the interrogative mode by translating every statement into a question.

To my knowledge this has never been done. Thinking is Driven by Questions Thinking is not driven by answers but by questions. Questions define tasks, express problems and delineate issues. Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it. Here are 10 strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place! The Problem Is To Know What the Problem Is The definition of the problem will be the focal point of all your problem-solving efforts.

7 Skills To Become Super Smart. People aren’t born smart. They become smart. And to become smart you need a well-defined set of skills. Here are some tips and resources for acquiring those skills. Memory If you can’t remember what you’re trying to learn, you’re not really learning. If you want to amaze your friends with remembering faces, names, and numbers, look to the grand-daddy of memory training, Harry Lorayne. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals. Leadership | In Print 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals By Jennifer Demski06/07/12 Patrick Larkin, principal of Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, started a 1-to-1 iPad initiative in the fall of 2012.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

The “You Matter” Manifesto in Education. One of the underlying but often unspoken themes of this blog is the idea that the individual matters in this crazy, hectic, techno-centric world.

The “You Matter” Manifesto in Education

Teachers matter, students matter, administrators matter, higher education faculty matter, adjunct instructors matter, online educators matter, and the individual out there seeking a place in the world also matters. This hidden agenda in the writing on Education Unbound was the reason that Angela Maiers’ You Matter Manifesto immediately demanded a post in this space. Maiers, a former classroom and university teacher and now the owner and lead consultant for Maiers Education Services, has started a movement to make people who otherwise feel insignificant believe that they matter (Maiers, About). 1. YOU ARE ENOUGH "Do you even realize how much difference you can make? 2. 3. Innovation is what Maiers is discussing in this point and it is one of the most important outcomes for education. 4. 5. 6. 10 ways to be a great teacher. I recently read a blog post by one of my favorite bloggers, Vicki Davis.

Vicki is known by many as "@coolcatteacher. " The title of the blog post is 10 ways to be a terrible teacher. After reading the list I found myself agreeing with many of Vicki's points. Nothing is more important than teaching compassion. How do we educate the next generation of Nelson Mandelas and Dalai Lamas?

Nothing is more important than teaching compassion

Photograph: Gideon Mendel/Corbis As educators, we have a genuine wish to contribute to a happier society. And yet, we sometimes wonder how we can keep this intention alive and make it a reality. Do you remember this letter written by a Holocaust survivor? It said: "My eyes saw what no person should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers. A few of us like-minded educators met in the late-90s during mindfulness retreats that we attended regularly in France and in the UK. With the ups and downs of every day circumstances, it is not easy to stay inspired and be true to our initial motivation as educators. This is just why we decided to create the Mind with Heart network, dedicated to giving us and young people the space to investigate what happiness, empathy, altruism and compassion are. Mindfulness, moment by moment non-judgemental awareness, is a good starting point.

Lessons Learned. As I complete my thirteenth year as an educator, I would like to share thirteen lessons learned throughout my time as a teacher and/or principal. 1.

Lessons Learned

I’ve come to realize great educators take responsibility for their own learning rather than waiting for the school district to tell them when and what to learn. 2. Great educators take responsibility for student learning and believe wholeheartedly that failure to reach mastery is not an option.