Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Author: Jay McTighe,Grant P. Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615059

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 3431

What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Essential Questions in Paediatrics for MRCPCH.

Volume 1

Author: R. M. Beattie,M. P. Champion

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 9781901198997

Category: Children

Page: 216

View: 2517

Features over 500 questions to help you prepare for your MRCPCH Part 1 exams. With chapters corresponding to those in the 'Essential Revision Notes', this title uses a variety of question formats to test your comprehension of the key points.

Essential Questions in Adolescent Literacy

Teachers and Researchers Describe What Works in Classrooms

Author: Jill Lewis

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606233661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

View: 4335

In each chapter of this unique volume, an exemplary teacher collaborates with a prominent scholar to present real-world strategies for putting literacy research to work in grades 5–12. These lively dialogues tackle key questions in adolescent literacy, including issues of motivation, critical thinking skills, content-area writing, differentiated instruction, assessment, English language learning, and technology. Suggestions for incorporating adolescents' out-of-school literacies and working with reading specialists and coaches show how to build connections between the classroom and wider communities. In-depth portraits of challenges and successes in the classroom, practical instructional tips, and stimulating questions for reflection make the book a valuable resource for inservice and preservice teachers.

Answers to Essential Questions About Standards, Assessments, Grading, and Reporting

Author: Thomas R. Guskey,Lee Ann Jung

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452235244

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 2347

The definitive guidebook to the complex terrain of 21st-century standards!Standards, assessments, grading, and reporting provide the foundation for nearly every initiative in modern education reform. But what do these terms actually mean-and what changes in each area will bring about the improvements teachers and school leaders want to see? Here, Thomas R. Guskey and Lee Ann Jung collect the essential questions that stymie educators, and give each one a short, simple, jargon-free response.Perfect for new teacher induction or professional learning on Common Core Standards initiatives, this book offers: A vocabulary and frame of reference to share with other educators An understanding of effective implementation in standards, assessments, grading, and reporting Specific ideas for purposeful action

The Four Essential Questions

Choosing Spiritually Healthy Habits

Author: Beca Lewis

Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing

ISBN: 0980659558


Page: N.A

View: 911

Use the comforting and inspiring messages of The Four Essential Questions to become your own life guide. Discover and eliminate useless, destructive perceptions and habits, and find freedom in your true spiritual nature and Unique Spiritual Blessing. Learn how to move through the chaos of daily life to your own place of inner peace and love. Get practical tools for dissolving material habits that keep you from your true spiritual nature. Feel the relief and joy of knowing that you can be free of all limiting habits and beliefs. Rediscover the Divine in all things, and have your own constant conversation with God.The tools and ideas found in this book have revealed heaven on earth to thousands of people and will do the same for you. WHAT READERS SAY: "The Four Essential Questions is a ground-breaking, paradigm-shifting book. Going well beyond the common view of those interested in improved living, it moves the reader to seriously re-commit themselves to their spiritual life. Humanhood is not spiritual life, and that distinction is well-made in Beca Lewis' insightful book. It could be read and used for inspiration, though its great contribution is transformation, which will occur when you read it slowly, reflect on it fully, and move forward only when you hear what Beca calls "the good voice." I believe this book can be the turning point for anyone wanting to do more than simply find a formula to get what is wanted. It will cause you to question everything...pun definitely intended. Read it!" - Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, Founder of Sow Peace International, author of Wrestling Rhinos: Conquering Conflicts In The Wilds Of Work"Beca Lewis has written a thoughtful and deeply felt spiritual guide to dissolving the material habits that keep us from our spiritual nature. It is a calming meditation that will help you move through the daily cacophony to a place of deep inner peace and love. Bravo, Beca! Thank you for this." - Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit and Zero to Zillionaire"Beca Lewis has found a road map to navigate our mental highways, bringing resolution to what we desire in life: harmonious relationships, satisfying work and wealth, as well as spiritual enrichment. You will find the practical tools that will bring a sense of relief and joy to what you seek in your journey in this, her latest book, The Four Essential Questions" - David Keyston, Pres., Healing Unlimited ( THE AUTHOR: Beca Lewis' mission is to shift perceptions to Spiritual Reality with an eye to provable and practical application. The Four Essential Questions takes its place among her other books as an inspiring guide to show us the way out of limitation and into the abundance and grace of the Divine.

Essential Questions in EU Law

Author: August Reinisch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513944

Category: Law

Page: 255

View: 2310

A 'Q & A' introduction to EU law, setting out the fundamentals of the subject with clarity and immediacy.

Romeo and Juliet with essential questions

Author: William Shakespeare


ISBN: 1326009346

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 866

Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. Why? The essential questions for studying for GCSE and A level help you understand - and challenges you as well. Large print inexpensive school edition A CALLENDER STUDY GUIDE

Much ado about nothing with essential questions

Author: William Shakespeare


ISBN: 1326009354

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 7643

A great - and elusive - lay - but what's all ado all about? discover with this specially written modern guide and ensure examinations uccess!

The Great Religions

Essential Questions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 9782843236112

Category: Religion

Page: 394

View: 6714

'The Great Religions - Essential Questions' is an invitation to discover and better understand four of the most influential spiritual faiths - Judaism, Catholicism, Islam, and Tibetan Buddhism. And in his introductory essay, Bruce Feiler Bible and Learning to Bow of public discourse. Feiler, whose most recent book, Abraham, was featured on the cover of Time magazine and has generated interfaith discussions around the world, also explores the rise of interfaith relationships in our increasingly divisive world. Why does God allow evil? What is the hereafter? Is religion necessary? These are some of the essential questions to which the four authors, each representing a different belief, respond in a clear and accessible manner. This book offers a contemporary response to our spiritual questions while helping us to decipher the ritual and cultural symbols that constitute our heritage.

Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations

Essential Questions & Answers

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins,David Middlebrook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470287071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7569

Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions & Answers is a hands-on guide to the most pertinent and critical legal issues facing those who lead and manage religious tax-exempt organizations with an emphasis on tax, employment, property and constitutional law. This timely book is a response to the need for guidance, direction, and clarification of legal and tax laws affecting churches and other religious organizations.

A Guide to Great Field Trips

Author: Kathleen Carroll

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569762090

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 1368

Explores the importance of field trips and discusses how to increase students' learning experience outside of traditional classroom settings.

Becoming a Better Teacher

Eight Innovations that Work

Author: Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871203855

Category: Education

Page: 145

View: 802

Discusses eight innovations that support a student-centered classroom, including curriculum integration, authentic assessment, and portfolios.

Essential Questions in Adolescent Literacy

Teachers and Researchers Describe what Works in Classrooms

Author: Jill Lewis (Ed. D.)

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606232681

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

View: 5784

In each chapter of this unique volume, an exemplary teacher collaborates with a prominent scholar to present real-world strategies for putting literacy research to work in grades 5–12. These lively dialogues tackle key questions in adolescent literacy, including issues of motivation, critical thinking skills, content-area writing, differentiated instruction, assessment, English language learning, and technology. Suggestions for incorporating adolescents' out-of-school literacies and working with reading specialists and coaches show how to build connections between the classroom and wider communities. In-depth portraits of challenges and successes in the classroom, practical instructional tips, and stimulating questions for reflection make the book a valuable resource for inservice and preservice teachers.


12 Essential Questions

Author: Fergus McNeill,Ioan Durnescu,René Butter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137519827

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 931

This volume poses a series of key questions about the practice of probation as an integral part of the European criminal justice system. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields of study and together their questions address the legitimacy, and perhaps continued existence, of probation. The book offers analyses of why people offend and stop offending, and the wide ranging impacts of probation. This includes the impact on offenders' social reintegration, as a form of reparation for victims and communities, on public desire for justice and punishment, and on probationers themselves. The contributors further assess the state of probation and its adaptation to the current state of penality and society, the role of probation officers in pre-sentencing decision-making and the promotion of community sanctions and measures. By providing important recommendations and suggestions for application to practice, the book will be of great interest to academics, students, policy makers and practitioners alike.

The Essential Questions Handbook, Grades 4-8

Hundreds of Guiding Questions That Help You Plan and Teach Successful Lessons in the Content Areas

Author: Scholastic Teaching Resources

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545305853

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 7842

This teacher time-saver is packed with big questions that dig deep into 40 top themes and topics in math, language arts, science, and social studies.

The Identity Code

The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World

Author: Laurence Ackerman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588365220

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 3047

This book will introduce you to yourself. Despite what you may have been told since you were a child, you cannot be whatever you want to be in life–you are already what you were meant to be. The secret to uncovering who you are, and your purpose, is built into you in the form of a code–the identity code. Much like your genetic code, your identity code provides a complete map of how you were designed to live. Answer the questions that frame the identity code, and the contours of your life will shift. You will not only emerge stronger, you will emerge larger. Larger in heart, larger in influence, larger in your capacity to love and be loved. You will understand the why of your life. In this life-transforming book, Larry Ackerman shows you how to crack your identity code. With more than twenty years of experience helping organizations and individuals identify their purpose, Ackerman reveals the Laws of Identity and the Eight Essential Questions they contain. As you answer these questions, your identity will gradually become clear. It will become the foundation from which you’ll make truly meaningful decisions about what work is right for you, how to build and maintain relationships that matter, and even what interests and hobbies make sense for you. These eight questions, and the call to action each one implies, are WHO AM I?: Define yourself as separate from all others WHAT MAKES ME SPECIAL?: Unearth what you love IS THERE A PATTERN TO MY LIFE?: Make the connections that explain past events and foreshadow your future WHERE AM I GOING?: Use what you’ve learned so far to guide you on your path WHAT IS MY GIFT?: Follow the signs of joy WHO CAN I TRUST?: Take stock of who matters–and why WHAT IS MY MESSAGE?: Declare yourself on the strength of your gift WILL MY LIFE BE RICH?: Surrender to the pull of your identity As Ackerman points out, unbridled freedom actually weighs you down. The myth of personal freedom–the notion that you have infinite choices in the course you set for yourself–is the unspoken agony of the modern person. True freedom comes with knowing your identity: the unique characteristics that define your potential for creating value in the world, for making a contribution that springs naturally from the core of your being and touches the lives of others. Within this framework, life’s seeming boundaries melt away. Intelligent, provocative, and always practical, The Identity Code sets the reader on the classic quest: the discovery of self. Take the journey. From the Hardcover edition.


Essential Questions in Paediatrics

Author: Mark Beattie

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 1905635532

Category: Pediatrics

Page: 286

View: 2155

The Right Questions

Ten Essential Questions To Guide You To An Extraordinary Life

Author: Debbie Ford

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061870071

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 8662

New York Times number–one bestselling author Debbie Ford presents revolutionary questions that, when answered with complete honesty, change the way we see ourselves and make decisions – ultimately moving us toward the life we desire. The realities of the life we live today are a result of the choices we made yesterday, three months ago and three years ago. But we don't wind up $50,000 dollars in debt because of one extravagant purchase. Nor do we put on 30 unwanted pounds as a result of a couple of decadent meals. And our relationships certainly don't fall apart overnight because of one decision. We are where we are because of repeated unconscious choices made day after day. If we want to understand why and how we created our present day reality, all we need to do is look at the choices we made in the past. Ford cuts right through our denial with the 10 questions that immediately reveal the true motivations behind our thoughts and actions. But more than that, by rigorously and honestly asking and answering these 10 vital questions, we regain control and have the power necessary to create the life we always wanted.

First Year Teacher's Survival Guide

Ready-To-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day

Author: Julia G. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470493313

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 2144

The best-selling First Year Teacher's Survival Kit gives new teachers a wide variety of tested strategies, activities, and tools for creating a positive and dynamic learning environment while meeting the challenges of each school day. Packed with valuable tips, the book helps new teachers with everything from becoming effective team players and connecting with students to handling behavior problems and working within diverse classrooms. The new edition is fully revised and updated to cover changes in the K-12 classroom over the past five years. Updates to the second edition include: • New ways teachers can meet the professional development requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act • Entirely new section on helping struggling readers, to address the declining literacy rate among today’s students • Expanded coverage of helpful technology solutions for the classroom • Expanded information on teaching English Language Learners • Greater coverage of the issues/challenges facing elementary teachers • More emphasis on how to reach and teach students of poverty • Updated study techniques that have proven successful with at-risk students • Tips on working effectively within a non-traditional school year schedule • The latest strategies for using graphic organizers • More emphasis on setting goals to help students to succeed • More information on intervening with students who are capable but choose not to work • Updated information on teachers’ rights and responsibilities regarding discipline issues • Fully revised Resources appendix including the latest educational Web sites and software

I Only Want to Get Married Once

The 10 Essential Questions for Getting It Right the First Time

Author: Chana Levitan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455525073

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 6601

There is no rule that says heartbreak must be a prerequisite for good judgment. If you don't want to be a divorce statistic and are ready for a long-lasting relationship, this book's for you. In today's divorce culture, too many people have stopped trusting their ability to build a loving and lasting marriage. Now renowned relationship coach and counselor Chana Levitan reveals the 10 essential questions everyone should ask before saying "I do." Readers will learn how to: spot long-term potential; know the difference between infatuation and love-how they work against each other and yet how they can work together; reevaluate their approach to love and what they really need to succeed in building a loving marriage; gain the confidence to steer through the decision making process of dating; and more. Filled with real-life anecdotes and insightful advice, I ONLY WANT TO GET MARRIED ONCE helps readers get it right the first time.