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A Question of Questions, Part II: How to Respond to Wrong Answers

by Harmony Button If you want to encourage curiosity in your classroom, you have to create an atmosphere that rewards intellectual risks and celebrates “good” mistakes. This doesn’t mean that you need to sugarcoat every failure. In fact, trying to … Continue reading

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A Question of Questions, Part 1: Open and Closed Questions

by Harmony Button The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose. ~ Margaret Atwood The Thinking: As teachers, we all know the pleasure of curiosity – that spark of interest that isn’t driven by the promise … Continue reading

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Speaking of Discussion

by Harmony Button If you tend to slip into the same old discussion strategies every day, check out the following ways to shake up your classroom dynamics: The Thinking:  We know that students are creatures of habit — just like we … Continue reading

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