A colleague and I introduced a project to our classes today. It's a somewhat complicated project involving linking to and responding to newspaper articles and other students' opinions. I thought the explanation this morning, complete with projected examples and checking for understanding, went well. I actually felt even a little pleased when there were only … Continue reading No Questions?
Asking Good Questions
While reviewing vocabulary for the week, I asked, "What might be your rationale for getting up in the morning?" Two or three hands reluctantly went up. "Wait, that's a not a good question. What might be your rationale for staying up until midnight?" Every student's hand shot up. My students all knew what rationale meant, … Continue reading Asking Good Questions
Answering Questions About Education
A teacher working on her post-bac teaching certification wrote to ask me some questions for her Foundations of Education class. Below is my response. Feel free to push back/disagree or extend in the comments section. Those are some big questions! I could write for pages on any one of them, so a caveat that this … Continue reading Answering Questions About Education
What Questions Interest You?
I had a number of great conversations at the Klingenstein Summer Institute; it was an intellectual hothouse. I've been thinking about a conversation I had with Liz Perry, a co-director of KSI and co-lead teacher of the English cohort. She has an MEd from Harvard, and I was interested in getting her perspective on graduate study … Continue reading What Questions Interest You?