Reflecting on my own classroom.December 31, 1969How can I best design instruction that promotes thinking?
Interest related - "hot topic", clear directions, clear structure, safe (help if needed is avilable).
Option #2: What thinking look like in my classroom?
Most students do not feel comfortable to do independent thinking. It seems that there is always fear of being wrong and giving a wrong answer. It takes time for our students to feel comfortable to produce independent opinion and it takes even more time to produce it publicly.
Option #3: What questions can lead/help with thinking?
All "W" questions have been very helpful. We use them as "tour guides" to help them to promote independent thinking.