Essential Questions

Essential Questions
Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2013-03-27
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781416615705

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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards—local or Common Core State Standards—in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging—for both teachers and students—and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community—students, teachers, and administrators—benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Essential Questions

Essential Questions
Author: Jay McTighe,Grant P. Wiggins
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2013
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781416615057

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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

The Art of Asking Essential Questions

The Art of Asking Essential Questions
Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-06-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781538133804

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This volume of the Thinker’s Guide Library addresses the vital role of questions in every area of life. As readers develop a questioning mind, they also come to a better understanding of the world and of themselves. This book illustrates how well developed questions lead to deeper knowledge and counteract dangerous ignorance.

Essential Questions in EU Law

Essential Questions in EU Law
Author: August Reinisch
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2009-06-11
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780521513944

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A 'Q & A' introduction to EU law, setting out the fundamentals of the subject with clarity and immediacy.

Essential Questions in Paediatrics for MRCPCH

Essential Questions in Paediatrics for MRCPCH
Author: R. M. Beattie,M. P. Champion
Publsiher: PasTest Ltd
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2004
Genre: Children
ISBN: 1904627331

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This companion book to Volume 1 contains chapters on Infectious Diseases, Metabolic Medicine, Neonatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Respiratory, Rheumatology and Statistics.

Wait What

Wait  What
Author: James E. Ryan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-04-04
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780062664761

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New York Times Bestseller “What, What? is a welcome—and joyful—reminder that true wisdom comes from asking the right questions. Should you read this book? Absolutely.” —Clayton Christensen, bestselling author of How Will You Measure Your Life? Based on the wildly popular commencement address, the art of asking (and answering) good questions by the Dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Whether we’re in the boardroom or the classroom, we spend far too much time and energy looking for the right answer. But the truth is that questions are just as important as answers, often more so. If you ask the wrong question, for instance, you’re guaranteed to get the wrong answer. A good question, on the other hand, inspires a good answer and, in the process, invites deeper understanding and more meaningful connections between people. Asking a good question requires us to move beyond what we think we know about an issue or a person to explore the difficult and the unknown, the awkward, and even the unpleasant. In Wait, What?, Jim Ryan, dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, celebrates the art of asking—and answering—good questions. Five questions in particular: Wait, what?; I wonder…? Couldn’t we at least…?; How can I help?; and What truly matters? Using examples from politics, history, popular culture, and social movements, as well as his own personal life, Ryan demonstrates how these essential inquiries generate understanding, spark curiosity, initiate progress, fortify relationships, and draw our attention to the important things in life—from the Supreme Court to Fenway Park. By regularly asking these five essential questions, Ryan promises, we will be better able to answer life’s most important question: “And did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?” At once hilarious and illuminating, poignant and surprising, Wait, What? is an inspiring book of wisdom that will forever change the way you think about questions.

Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design
Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2005-01-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781416600350

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Presents a multifaceted model of understanding, which is based on the premise that people can demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways.

The Right Questions

The Right Questions
Author: Debbie Ford
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780061870071

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New York Times number–one bestselling author Debbie Ford presents revolutionary questions that, when answered with complete honesty, change the way we see ourselves and make decisions – ultimately moving us toward the life we desire. The realities of the life we live today are a result of the choices we made yesterday, three months ago and three years ago. But we don't wind up $50,000 dollars in debt because of one extravagant purchase. Nor do we put on 30 unwanted pounds as a result of a couple of decadent meals. And our relationships certainly don't fall apart overnight because of one decision. We are where we are because of repeated unconscious choices made day after day. If we want to understand why and how we created our present day reality, all we need to do is look at the choices we made in the past. Ford cuts right through our denial with the 10 questions that immediately reveal the true motivations behind our thoughts and actions. But more than that, by rigorously and honestly asking and answering these 10 vital questions, we regain control and have the power necessary to create the life we always wanted.

Now That s a Good Question

Now That s a Good Question
Author: Erik M. Francis
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2016-07-22
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781416620754

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In this book, Erik M. Francis explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies—questioning—can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge. You’ll learn: *Techniques for using questioning to extend and evaluate student learning experiences. *Eight different kinds of questions that challenge students to demonstrate higher-order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge. *How to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career readiness standards into questions that engage and challenge students. Francis offers myriad examples of good questions across content areas and grade levels, as well as structures to help teachers create and use the different kinds of questions. By using this book to fine-tune your approach to questioning, you can awaken the spirit of inquiry in your classroom and help students deepen their knowledge, understanding, and ability to communicate what they think and know.

Answers to Essential Questions About Standards Assessments Grading and Reporting

Answers to Essential Questions About Standards  Assessments  Grading  and Reporting
Author: Thomas R. Guskey,Lee Ann Jung
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2012-11-21
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781452235240

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The definitive guidebook to the complex terrain of 21st-century standards!Standards, assessments, grading, and reporting provide the foundation for nearly every initiative in modern education reform. But what do these terms actually mean-and what changes in each area will bring about the improvements teachers and school leaders want to see? Here, Thomas R. Guskey and Lee Ann Jung collect the essential questions that stymie educators, and give each one a short, simple, jargon-free response.Perfect for new teacher induction or professional learning on Common Core Standards initiatives, this book offers: A vocabulary and frame of reference to share with other educators An understanding of effective implementation in standards, assessments, grading, and reporting Specific ideas for purposeful action

Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design
Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2005
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781416602255

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Wiggins and McTighe provide an expanded array of practical tools and strategies for designing curriculum, instruction, and assessments that lead students at all grade levels to genuine understanding.

Backwards Planning

Backwards Planning
Author: Harriet Isecke
Publsiher: Shell Education
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-12-30
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1425806333

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Increase student achievement with a systematic approach to lessong design. Learn how to identify enduring understandings, set goals, establish benchmarks, and monitor progress to move your students to mastery of standards, while differentiating to meet their diverse needs.

The Seven Essential Questions of Life

The Seven Essential Questions of Life
Author: David Cashin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2016-11-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1539802663

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Ask good questions, listen well to their worldview, and open the door to sharing your faith. David Cashin learned how to ask good questions and listen well through ministry experience in Bangladesh, Sweden, and Muslim contexts. As a professor of Intercultural and Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, Dr. Cashin has used this experience to equip students for professional ministry. Now, he wants to do the same for you, but teaching you these seven questions designed to help Christians share their faith in a natural, relevant, and respectful way. The Seven Essential Questions of Life teaches you skills to do evangelism in a way that encourages both the evangelist and the seeker. This is an invaluable book to help you open the door to sharing your faith.

Teaching Information Literacy

Teaching Information Literacy
Author: Joanna M. Burkhardt,Mary C. MacDonald,Andrée J. Rathemacher
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2010
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780838910535

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"Covering the basics of planning, collecting, and evaluating, each of the 50 standards-based exercises in this book address one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and promote conceptual and applied skills via active learning, problem-based learning, and resource-based learning."--[back cover]

The Mindful Writing Workshop Teaching in the Age of Stress and Trauma

The Mindful Writing Workshop  Teaching in the Age of Stress and Trauma
Author: Richard Koch
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-04-17
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781457568121

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“Though life occurs in events, it must be written about in moments.” Today’s youth are growing up in an age of stress and trauma, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the classroom. Absenteeism, emotional distraction, passivity, and unresponsiveness are all signs of children in need. Thankfully, it turns out that the workshop classroom, with limited but essential tuning, can be just the environment students in the grip of trauma need to become comfortable in themselves and break through into active learning. In The Mindful Writing Workshop: Teaching in the Age of Stress and Trauma, Professor Richard Koch offers clear, comprehensive, guided lessons that help teachers gain the insight necessary to adapt their instruction of writing to incorporate restorative and healing practices—practices that can improve the quality of learning and writing for all learners. Accessible, straightforward, and empowering, the approaches presented in The Mindful Writing Workshop will help previously indifferent or distracted students become engaged, increase their effort, deepen their resilience, and soon raise the quality of their writing, all while guiding teachers in creating a positive, collaborative, “doing” classroom.