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Beautiful questions in the classroom, transforming classrooms into cultures of curiosity and inquiry, Warren Berger, Elise Foster ; foreword by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana

"Why does student engagement and motivation seem to plummet as learners advance in school? Why does the constant stream of questions from curious toddlers slow to barely a trickle as they become teenagers? And moreover, what can teachers and schools do to repair this alarming trend? A More Beautiful Question in the Classroom (tentative title, subject to change) will be based on Berger's best-selling book, A More Beautiful Question. It expands upon some of the concepts at the heart of that book-exploring the critical importance of questioning; the often-surprising ways inquiry leads directly to learning, innovation, and personal growth; and the ways that students can become better, more effective questioners. Teachers' questioning skills are important - but teaching cannot end there. Great teachers not only ask great questions, but also help their students ask bigger, more beautiful questions. The book is intended to be inspirational, rallying educators around a mission of transforming classrooms into cultures of curiosity and inquiry. But it will also be highly practical, filled with real-world examples and cases studies that illustrate simple, proven ways to bring more questioning into classrooms. Throughout the book, there will be lesson plans, classroom exercises, and step-by-step teaching strategies-all designed to provide a strong foundation that educators can immediately apply to their daily lives as teachers and leaders"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
chapter 1. Why questioning matters now more than ever -- chapter 2. What discourages student questioning? -- chapter 3. Model the behavior -- chapter 4. Create a culture of inquiry in the classroom -- chapter 5. Inspire and activate student questions -- chapter 6. Help students improve and take ownership of their questions -- chapter 7. Be a questioning leader (in your school, community, and the world)
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 181 pages), charts.
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