Review Questions with Spreadsheets

I wanted to use a new method of reviewing with students as we wrap up our cell activity unit. I've been working with my students on forming questions with the question formulation strategy around content as well as finding new ways to build content knowledge resources. We're at the point in the year where detailsRead More

Question Mark Answers

We played Jeopardy today in class (with some major upsets coming during final Jeopardy...quite exciting) to review atoms and the periodic table organization. It's a super-short chapter that sets up a foundation for bonding, naming, and chemical reactions. It's also nice because it's mostly review (or should be) of 8th grade physical science. There's stillRead More

Improving Questions, Part 2

Before starting this post, please go back and look at Part 1 to get the research justification for the outline below. In an effort to make research more accessible and visible in the implementation of new ideas, here is a practical, "how-to" explanation of ways to get students to ask better questions. While all ofRead More

Improving Questions, Part 1

I've been thinking over an idea since I saw this tweet from David Wees which linked a very well-written article defending the Common Core standards. I found myself a little jealous that a group of math teachers was using StackExchange as a forum for education discussion. If you're not familiar with the platform, it isRead More