Essential Questions

Author: Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615059
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Author: Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615709
Format: PDF
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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.

Wait What

Author: James E. Ryan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006266476X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Answers to Essential Questions About Standards Assessments Grading and Reporting

Author: Thomas R. Guskey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145228427X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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? This easy-to-use Q&A gives short, simple, jargon-free answers to the questions that frequently stymie educators. Readers will come away with: A consistent vocabulary and frame of reference to share with other educators An understanding of effective implementation in all four areas Specific ideas for purposeful action Common ground that teachers, leadership teams, schools, and districts can use as a basis for successful improvement efforts

The Essential Questions Handbook Grades 4 8

Author: Scholastic Teaching Resources
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545305853
Format: PDF, ePub
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This teacher time-saver is packed with big questions that dig deep into 40 top themes and topics in math, language arts, science, and social studies.

Probation

Author: Fergus McNeill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137519827
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume poses a series of key questions about the practice of probation as an integral part of the European criminal justice system. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields of study and together their questions address the legitimacy, and perhaps continued existence, of probation. The book offers analyses of why people offend and stop offending, and the wide ranging impacts of probation. This includes the impact on offenders' social reintegration, as a form of reparation for victims and communities, on public desire for justice and punishment, and on probationers themselves. The contributors further assess the state of probation and its adaptation to the current state of penality and society, the role of probation officers in pre-sentencing decision-making and the promotion of community sanctions and measures. By providing important recommendations and suggestions for application to practice, the book will be of great interest to academics, students, policy makers and practitioners alike.

Before You Join a Board

Author: John Balkcom
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457513218
Format: PDF
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This guidebook to board membership lays out three broad lines of questioning that every board candidate should explore before saying "yes" or "no" to an invitation to join. The three clusters of questions include (1) those that make or break the opportunity, (2) those that explore the relative hygiene or well being of the board inviting you to join, and (3) those that distinguish merely good boards from the practices of those boards that can be said to be great. The preface provides a pragmatist s view of how to make productive use of this book. The author of the preface is Ken Bloem, a seasoned director, current executive chairman of a private firm, and former CEO in multiple settings, both for-profit and not-for-profit. He speaks from deep experience as both a CEO and an independent director. John Balkcom has been a longtime advisor to management and boards. He retired in 2000 after 25 years as a management consultant and continues to serve as a corporate director and advisory board member for a number of public and private enterprises. Most recently, he became a member of the governing board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Before John and his wife Carol moved to Denver in 2010, they spent almost 40 years in the Chicago area, from which John traveled to every corner of the US, with trips to New Zealand, South Africa, and Europe from time to time. His work as a consultant and as a board member put him in front of over a thousand board and committee meetings before he stopped to write this book. He served as a partner at Booz, Allen and Hamilton and at Sibson & Company, from which he retired in 2000."

The Literacy Coach s Survival Guide

Author: Cathy A. Toll
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872071561
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the decade since the first edition of The Literacy Coach's Survival Guide, education has changed considerably. One thing that has not changed is Cathy Toll's leadership in the field. Drawing on her vast experience with thousands of coaches across the world, Toll maintains her practical approach and conversational style while expanding the wealth of insights and strategies that she shares. The extensive revisions in this second edition reflect Toll's refinement of her approach to coaching as well as her response to the challenges that coaches face today. It guides new and experienced coaches through important topics, such as the following: Effecting change Working with teacher partners individually and in teams Communicating well in coaching conversations Dealing with difficult situations Coaching around special initiatives, such as the CCSS and RTI

The Essential Question

Author: Whitney T. Kuniholm
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830836748
Format: PDF, Docs
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What difference am I making with my life? Whitney Kuniholm, president of Scripture Union/USA, addresses this fundamental question through the lens of fifty brief reflections from the book of Acts. The experiences of the first Christians show us that God has an essential mission for all of his people.

The Four Essential Questions

Author: Beca Lewis
Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing
ISBN: 0980659558
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Use the comforting and inspiring messages of The Four Essential Questions to become your own life guide. Discover and eliminate useless, destructive perceptions and habits, and find freedom in your true spiritual nature and Unique Spiritual Blessing. Learn how to move through the chaos of daily life to your own place of inner peace and love. Get practical tools for dissolving material habits that keep you from your true spiritual nature. Feel the relief and joy of knowing that you can be free of all limiting habits and beliefs. Rediscover the Divine in all things, and have your own constant conversation with God.The tools and ideas found in this book have revealed heaven on earth to thousands of people and will do the same for you. WHAT READERS SAY: "The Four Essential Questions is a ground-breaking, paradigm-shifting book. Going well beyond the common view of those interested in improved living, it moves the reader to seriously re-commit themselves to their spiritual life. Humanhood is not spiritual life, and that distinction is well-made in Beca Lewis' insightful book. It could be read and used for inspiration, though its great contribution is transformation, which will occur when you read it slowly, reflect on it fully, and move forward only when you hear what Beca calls "the good voice." I believe this book can be the turning point for anyone wanting to do more than simply find a formula to get what is wanted. It will cause you to question everything...pun definitely intended. Read it!" - Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, Founder of Sow Peace International, author of Wrestling Rhinos: Conquering Conflicts In The Wilds Of Work"Beca Lewis has written a thoughtful and deeply felt spiritual guide to dissolving the material habits that keep us from our spiritual nature. It is a calming meditation that will help you move through the daily cacophony to a place of deep inner peace and love. Bravo, Beca! Thank you for this." - Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit and Zero to Zillionaire"Beca Lewis has found a road map to navigate our mental highways, bringing resolution to what we desire in life: harmonious relationships, satisfying work and wealth, as well as spiritual enrichment. You will find the practical tools that will bring a sense of relief and joy to what you seek in your journey in this, her latest book, The Four Essential Questions" - David Keyston, Pres., Healing Unlimited (HealingUnlimited.com)ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Beca Lewis' mission is to shift perceptions to Spiritual Reality with an eye to provable and practical application. The Four Essential Questions takes its place among her other books as an inspiring guide to show us the way out of limitation and into the abundance and grace of the Divine.