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Grant Wiggins shared on Twitter an exceptional older post by UK educator/blogger Alex Quigley. It’s titled Questioning – Top Ten Strategies and, as you’ll see, it has to be one of the best and most practical list of recommendations out there. I suspect that many educators, including me, are going to be referring to it often.
Interestingly enough, I had just started following that blog, called Hunting English, a couple of weeks ago. However, since that particular post was written in 2012, it’s unlikely I would have found it if Grant hadn’t sent his tweet.
I think it speaks to the fact that there are so many gems out there that have been written in the past by educator/bloggers, but that many of us may never see them.
Off and on, I have tried to re-post links to past pieces I think are exceptionally useful in a series called A Look Back. But I haven’t done it often.
I am now going to try to be a little more consistent about highlighting those past posts, and I think that we would all benefit if more education bloggers did the same.
I’m adding Alex’s post to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.
This is how an article in The New York Times begins:
An imposingly realistic vision of the old 1 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the five special elevators servicing the observatory atop the new 1 World Trade Center.
From the moment the doors close until they reopen 47 seconds later on the 102nd floor, a seemingly three-dimensional time-lapse panorama will unfold on three walls of the elevator cabs, as if one were witnessing 515 years of history unfolding at the tip of Manhattan Island.
I’ve embedded the video below, and I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About New York City.
Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, commemorates the defeat of the French by the Mexican Army in 1862. It’s a holiday in some parts of Mexico, and is celebrated by Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans in the United States.
You might be interested in The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo.
Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.
You might also be interested in The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – Part Two.
Here are this week’s picks:
Strengthening Connections in a Brain-Friendly Classroom is from ASCD. It’s a short and sweet article with good, practical suggestions.
Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students is also from Edutopia. I’m adding it to the same list.
Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Metacognition.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice:
College for the Masses is the headline of an article in today’s New York Times.
Here’s an excerpt:
I’m adding this post to The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career.
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