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How to Make Your Questions Essential - Google Docs
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"3. Is the question merely engaging? Or will pursuing it lead to the topic's big ideas?
4. Is the question general enough to use across other units? Or is it bound too narrowly to just this topic or text?
5. Does the question get at what's odd, counterintuitive, or easily misunderstood? Or is it a predictable question with mundane and relatively superficial answers?"
teaching  unitplanning  projectbasedlearning  howweteach  essentialquestions  sfsh  via:lukeneff 
november 2016 by robertogreco
The Crefeld School: Progressive Education » Essential Questions
"What are the facts?…shows they are informed, critical thinkers who seek facts to support a position…try to get to the bottom of things.

Says who? They are critical thinkers who consider diverse points of view & bias…discriminating readers & viewers.

So what? They put things in perspective, prioritizing issues.

What if? They are able to imagine alternatives…willing to consider multiple solutions to problems.

Is it fair? They are commited to equity & fairness, not just for themselves, but also for others…committed to common good.

What do YOU think? They engage others in a dialogue about the issues, seeking their points of view.…listen to alternative points of view, seeking to understand.

How can I help? They consider how they can contribute to the common good, make a decision, & act.

Would you lend me a hand? They recognize that they are part of an inter-dependent community…not afraid to seek help from their community members…tap into the strength of the community."
crefeldschool  philadelphia  education  schools  essentialquestions  tcsnmy  lcproject  criticalthinking  community  bias  openminded  fairness  equity  commongood  coalitionofessentialschools  understanding  decisionmaking  actionminded  interdependence  progressive  listening 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Lessons from the Inuit « Re-educate
"So here’s a question: should we prepare young people to compete in the world in which we live, or prepare them to create the world we want?"
essentialquestions  education  society  tcsnmy  learning  gamechanging  hierarchy  stevemiranda  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  cv  glvo  parenting  inuit  culture 
november 2009 by robertogreco

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