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Essential questions (EQs) are an important part of effective curriculum design and are used to encourage higher-order thinking, engage learners in deepening their understanding of big ideas, and enable students to transfer concepts learned to new situations. With this guide as a starting point, you will learn how EQs create a culture of inquiry that will benefit all students. Jay McTighe, one of the coauthors of Understanding by Design, provides practical guidance on how to
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2017) 8 1/2” x 11”, 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.
In this guide, experts Susan M. Brookhart and Jay McTighe show how best to incorporate the formative learning cycle into everyday instruction. They offer techniques for sharing learning targets, assessment activities to use in the classroom, and strategies for providing student feedback.