The Big Question …
As students develop questions,
explore ideas, construct
knowledge, test assumptions,
solve problems and share learning
in ways meaningful to them …
how do we help them become
better thinkers and
The Trust Factor
How do you build a culture of
trust so students become open to
each other and the deep
exploration of ideas … and willing
to take intellectual risks?
Solve problems collaboratively
Discuss with your group the best way to
insert a sheet of paper into a duotang.
Discuss with your group the best place on
your sheet of paper for a title, a subheading, the date …
How do you transfer a 3-D space to a 2-D surface?
Create Flexible Thinkers
The Value Line
See that others have different
See that your place shifts as you
hear other ideas and think in
Learn to question your position.
Where Do You Stand on the Value Line?
Mark Your Shifts and Explain Why You Shifted
Oct 3: Parents wouldn’t have to worry
about their kids being sent off to war.
Oct 2: It would be too dangerous.
Robots could be hacked and turn on
Strongly Disagree -_________X_____________________X_________________________________________________________Strongly Agree
Moral Machines by Gary Marcus
Rules of Engagement
Plan for conflict
After each session groups assess
the dynamics and the usefulness
of the task and set goals.
Use content to develop learning skills.
Share what you as a teacher
Knowledge Building Circle
Listening to others
Learning the Language of
“I’d like to build on ______’s idea.”