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Unlock the big ideas in your curriculum and unleash your students' thinking skills with essential questions. Authors of the popular Understanding by Design® framework explain why essential questions help you
Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of essential questions in all K–12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. Their guidance and strategies ensure you know how to
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, April 2013) 8 1/2" x 11", 120 pages.
Book Review for Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding
“You need it for your instruction and teachers will love it as well.”
—Hilda WeisburgReprinted with permission from School Librarian’s Workshop (August/September 2013)
What teachers say to students—when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts or share stories—affects student learning and behavior. A slight change in intonation can also dramatically change how language feels for students. In What We Say and How We Say It Matter, Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom. This book’s many examples will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.