5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Edutopia

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only asking well-designed ones, but ones that will also lead students to questions of their own.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy.

This webpage gives a nice overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a classification system that describes intellectual Behavior. And, this website includes a new version of the taxonomy, which uses verbs (rather than nouns) to describe levels of learning.

As you teach an assignment, move your students through these levels of learning and consider how each class and its activities fit into this larger scheme.

Taking Notes by Hand Benefits Recall, Researchers Find – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

New research that suggests that taking notes by hand benefits students:

Distractions posed by laptops in the classroom have been a common concern, but new research suggests that even if laptops are used strictly to take notes, typing notes hinders students’ academic performance compared with writing notes on paper with a pen or pencil.

via Taking Notes by Hand Benefits Recall, Researchers Find – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Edutopia

via 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Edutopia.

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only asking well-designed ones, but ones that will also lead students to questions of their own.

Check out this article for 5 questions you can ask in the classroom.

It Is Expensive to Be Poor – Barbara Ehrenreich – The Atlantic

An article in the Atlantic Monthly by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, about how we definitions of poverty in America. In this article she discusses the tragectory from President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” to the idea that women on welfare are miscreants:

Instead of treating low-wage mothers as the struggling heroines they are, our political culture still tends to view them as miscreants and contributors to the “cycle of poverty.”

via It Is Expensive to Be Poor – Barbara Ehrenreich – The Atlantic.

In 260, have students read the article, identifying and evaluating these definitions of “poor.” What are the claims, reasons, and warrants that support these different definitions? How are these definitions used and why are they important to understand?