The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

In her book, Wiring the Brain to Read: Higher-Order Thinking for Reading (2010, p. 9), Dr. Donna Wilson says, "While some teachers may see their role as the 'sage on the stage,' teaching students to think about their thinking requires that you take on more of
a coaching role.  Create a learning environment in your classroom where
the teacher and students learn together.  Question rather than lecture,
and model effective learning and thinking habits."

 

Views: 250

Replies to This Discussion

Jamie McKenzie's book 'Learning to Question, To Wonder, to Learn' is dedicated to development of a pedagogical approach based on asking rather than telling. Some schools, he says "are too focused on teaching and instruction instead of learning". I have recently facilitated 'Questioning for Thinking" workshops in Singapore and continue to work with the participating teachers in a reflective action learning model as they explore the possibilities of a questioning approach in their classrooms.

I am new in this group, but I am very intrigued by the "Questioning for Thinking" workshops that Penny Bingham mentioned in her post.    I am working with my AP classes (Spanish Language) to develop the skills to question, to raise the right questions, to engage in a process of shared inquiry. I am curious to know if this is related, and I would love to hear more about it.

Welcome to the group, Maria. Brain based learning and teaching is such an exciting area to be involved in.  Your inquiry approach to language learning is certainly compatible with my questioning for thinking workshops.  If you contact me by e-mail (penny@brain-focus.com.au) I would love to engage in a conversation with you about our shared beliefs and how I approach this concept.

Penny, thank you so much for the information you sent me via email.  So much to think about!

 

RSS

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Profile IconAmanda Tobia, Heath Hewitt, Casey Shtino and 2 more joined The Educator's PLN
9 hours ago
Patricia Brindley posted a blog post

Use these two words and become a better student

Words are powerful.And you do not only know that since your last exam. A single word can change everything: it can make you the victor, save relationships, calm you down or pull you into the abyss.Finding the right words is an art that not everyone masters. Some use their words inflationary and put one empty phrase to the next. Others put every word on the gold scale and interpret everything possible into what is said.But your choice of words not only affects how other people perceive you. Your…See More
Thursday
Valery Thompson posted a blog post

Online Education: Can It Really Replace Learning in Classrooms?

In the modern world education is a part of everyone's life. Even if someone did not graduate from college or finish school, they still learn new skills or just something they are interested in. That can likewise be called education, or, even a more appropriate term is self-education. This concept is closely related to…See More
Wednesday
Profile IconKatie Walsh, Kimberly Hoss, Valery Thompson and 3 more joined The Educator's PLN
Tuesday
Katie Walsh liked Thomas Whitby's video
May 10
Profile IconKaren Maxwell, Nasrullah and Josh Kinney joined The Educator's PLN
May 10
Daisy B. Badilla updated their profile
May 9
Thomas Whitby's video was featured

Start with why -- how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek | TEDxPugetSound

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB TEDx Puget Sound speaker - Simon Sinek - Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Ac...
May 6

Awards And Nominations

© 2018   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service