Saturday, December 27, 2014

Teaching/Learning Questions

What questions are you wondering about with regard to the teaching/learning year? Here a few to ponder.
  • Help me to understand how this action supports dynamic student learning?
  • What is missing? What do you think will make this better? 
  • How can I help you?
  • Given this tough situation, what would you prioritize as most important and why?
  • What standard does this teach and develop?
  • Why aren't students engaged?
  • What makes him/her angry so often in school? How can we change that?
  • How can we help you help your child? 
  • Collectively, what are our teaching/learning priorities and how do we work together to reach those goals?
  • How do we collectively assess and share our efforts, challenges, and success?
  • How can we help each other teach/learn?
  • Which standards require more support in order to teach well?
  • How can we help you to use your time effectively?
  • What policies, efforts, and events empower your teaching/learning, and what actions serve to demean, deny, or hinder your efforts?
  • What do you want to know? How can I make this knowledge more accessible to you?
  • What's standing in your way with regard to dynamic teaching/learning?
  • What do you expect of me? How can I contribute to the organization in ways that matter?
  • What examples of inspiration, good teaching, and effect can you share with me to uplift my practice and work?
  • How can we best support students' acquisition of the basic needs of health care, food, shelter, and care where needed? 
  • What current collective efforts and work are ineffective and no longer needed?
What questions would you add to this list to improve your teaching/learning personally and collectively?