Let’s get practical! I’ll start a brief list of strategies you can employ to increase student engagement, active listening and thinking during discussions and lessons. It would be terrific to see individuals ‘add’ to the list… in this way, we might build a bank! Utilize think-pair-share (don’t forget the think time!) Call on students randomly
Category Archives: Questioning
Roland Case – see TC2.ca for resources online and to purchase a membership ($20) or select individual resources ($3) Through some stories and interactivities, Roland reminds us that thinking matters… if students don’t learn to think, they don’t necessarily understand the concepts or content we ‘want’ them to grasp. Thinking strategy – to teach about concepts
When I was a kid I spent every weekend at my grandparents’ house in East Vancouver. My grandpa was a great gardener and had one garden that grew fruits and vegetables, and one that grew flowers. My grandma and I used to sit by the flower garden and talk. My favorite flowers were the snapdragons.
Asking effective questions is an important skill in teaching – especially when endeavouring to teach from an inquiry perspective! There are a number of excellent resources available to support questioning. Here are only a few: Creating Essential Questions Examples of Open Ended Questions Comparing Open and Closed Questions Teacher Tools: Questioning strategies You might consider