Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Encouraging Students to Ask Questions

I ran across this blog entry a couple of weeks ago.  It's a great description of using a questioning game to encourage students to ask questions.  Using the template below (by Sophie Wrobelgeist.avesophos.de) create cubes, put students in groups, and let them roll the die.  Then, as a review game, students create questions beginning with the prompt.  You're shifting ownership to students for the questioning, and at the same time, by giving them question stems, you are providing support.  An excellent idea for motivating students and raising the level of rigor in your classroom.  

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