BDS Staff Meeting 12 May 2009

Questioning Part 2


Outline


Revision (5 minutes)
  • Readings
  • Book list
  • Classroom activities

Think-Pair-Share (20 minutes)
  • Take a few minutes to think back on what questioning strategies you have used in class since the first questioning session in March.
  • Share with a partner.
  • Move into larger groups and summarise the keypoints - successes, failures, implications etc.
  • Groups report back, record information.

Movie Clip (10 minutes)

Essential/Big/Fertile Questions (20 minutes)
  • Brainstorm - What is a fertile questions? Traits? Purpose?
  • Handout - traits of a fertile question. Implications for current inquiries?
  • Question Matrix

What next? (5 minutes)
  • Keep integrating questioning activities from previous session and try something new.
  • Identify where your students are in Trevor Bond's Questioning Rubric. Aim for levels 3-7 over time.
  • Incorporate use of the Question Matrix where possible.

Quotes
“Inquiry is not so much seeking the right answer -- because often there is none - but rather seeking appropriate resolutions to questions and issues.”
www.thirteen.org/
"Inquiry should be motivated by questions whose purpose, meaning or relation to the real world are apparent to the child."
Karen Sheingold

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An essential question that arises from imaginative engagement is an important way to bring teacher, student and subject matter together in ways that enrich all three." www.galileo.org/tips/


Further Reading/Information

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