How do I ask questions? Two recommended sessions!

Do you feel like the questions you’re asking just aren’t getting students engaged?  Or maybe that you are asking great questions, but half of your class is not tuned in to them?

We’ve got two great sessions this month that you may have missed–they’re listed as “cross-content” sessions in the catalog, but you will receive math credit for participating in them.

Asking the “fat” and “skinny” questions explores the kinds of questions that build students’ brains and get them engaged, and gets you practice writing those questions.

Instructional dialogue looks at the kinds of routines and structures you can use in class to make sure every student is actually participating in answering those big questions, whether it’s through group discussion or a debrief as a whole class.

I’ve collaborated with the other content directors to ensure that these sessions are being offered in every community where we have a sizable cluster of corps members, so you should definitely try to attend when we come to your community!

Please note that there are a couple sessions of the Instructional Dialogue session that did not make the catalog! It will also be offered in the follow locations:

  • In Cleveland on 9/18, from 5:00 – 6:30
  • In Lexington on 9/24, from 5:30 – 6:30 (following the Fat/Skinny Question session)
  • In Jackson on 9/24, from 5:00 – 6:30
  • In Greenville on 10/9, from 6:00 – 7:00 (following the Fat/Skinny Question session)

Those options should all be available in the RSVP form by the end of the day Monday.  If you’re interested in attending the Cleveland session, though, let me know, since it’s coming up fast!

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