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What Questions Did Your Students Ask Today? A while back I stumbled upon a book called A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger.. ,and it started a thirst in me I have been unable to quench – it’s an obsession to get the educators I work with to allow students to ask more questions! The problem is – there is a skill to asking questions and students need to be taught that skill.. For me, this book was a manifesto for everything I think is wrong with education without actually being an “education” book at all. The author does a great job of pointing out the major FLAW in education. We are teaching students answers…and asking them to regurgitate those on a test that will serve as a way to measure them against every other student in the nation – despite the fact that every child is an individual, chopped full of different needs, passions and ways of expressing themselves.

It looks something like this: As a group, we find a focus or something that is of interest to the participants. Additional Resources: #EdJourney Part 1 | Steve Mouldey. I recently finished reading a wonderful book by Grant Lichtman called #EdJourney. This book is the result of an 89 day trip in which he visited 64 schools and interviewed over 600 people on educational innovation and the future of schools. Part One of the book is on roadblocks to change and innovation in schools and then gives examples of how schools he visited have overcome these. The four major obstacles found were: Time (the most common)People (risk, fear and growth mindset)LeadershipStructure Each of these are discussed in a chapter and also gives examples of how schools have overcome each of these.

The next 5 obstacles (and possible solutions) were also identified in 1 final chapter of this section: Students are changing; Inertia; Inward focus, Communicating value proposition; and Working the problem ourselves. Innovation is a change that adds value to your organisation. What if the school year was designed to reflect the vision of your school? Like this: Like Loading... Skills in Questioning (How to Question Others) Sections of This Topic Include Traits of Destructive and Traits of Useful Questions How Powerful Are Your Questions? Traits of Strategic Questions Some Examples of Powerful Questions to Ask Types of Questions Questions Used -- and Avoided -- by Coaches Additional Perspectives on Skills in Questioning Also see these topics Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Continuous Learning Effective Questioning Inquiry and Advocacy Inquiry and Reflection Interviews (all kinds) Mental Models (scan down to "Mental Models") Reframing Research Methods Learn More in the Library's Blogs Related to this Topic In addition to the articles on this current page, see the following blogs which have posts related to this topic.

Scan down the blog's page to see various posts. Library's Coaching Blog Library's Communications Blog Skills in questioning are very useful in many applications, including interviewing, coaching, designing questionnaires and interpersonal relations. . © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD 1. 5 Critical Questions for the Innovative Educator.

Technology is a crucial part of what is happening in the classroom, and whenever a new hardware or software comes out, educators are thinking, “How could we use this in the classroom?” Although we should have different ways and options to reach all students, we far too often start thinking about the “stuff” instead of what our students need. For learning to be “student-centred”, then our questions should often focus on the student experience in the classroom. Here are some questions that can help us create new and better opportunities for our students in their learning: 1. Would I want to be a learner in my own classroom? In my experience teaching professional learning opportunities, one of the hardest audiences that we can teach are educators. They have truly high expectations of their own learning, not only because they create those same environments for their own classroom, but their time is limited.