#engsschat Archive

Last Monday of every month, #engchat joins #sschat to form #engsschat. Stephanie Sukow leads this effort and her help is greatly appreciated.

Monday July 30, 2018
7:00 PM EDT

  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM EDT
    Welcome to #engsschat I'm Sean Scanlon and I'll be your guest moderator tonight. Take a moment to introduce yourself & share something fun you've done this summer - Images are worth 10 bonus points.
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM EDT
    Welcome to #engsschat! Please take a moment to introduce yourself, what you teach, etc. Remember to use the combined hashtag tonight! #sschat #engchat #edchat
  • scottmpetri Jul 30 @ 7:01 PM EDT
    Hi #engsschat Scott Petri checking in from smokey Central California today. I'm a HS History teacher going back to work in So Cal on Aug. 8th. SNIFF. Where did summer go?
  • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:01 PM EDT
    Chris from Bloomington, IN. Teach world history for private online HS affiliated w/ Indiana Univ. One of the #sschat co-leaders. Excited for tonight's #engsschat (though I will be in & out due to making dinner). :(
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:01 PM EDT
    Thanks to Sean for leading our conversation tonight. I cannot believe it has already been a month! Welcome to #engsschat everyone. Hope everyone is soaking in the last few days of summer!
    In reply to @polonerd
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:01 PM EDT
    Good evening! Joanne from Missouri. 7th grade world history and 11th grade modern global issues. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:01 PM EDT
    Hi, Scott! I cannot believe summer is almost over. Hope you are well! #engsschat
    In reply to @scottmpetri
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:01 PM EDT
    Welcome @scottmpetri hope everyone is safe around you. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:02 PM EDT
    Hi, Friend! It's always great to chat with you. Enjoy your dinner! #engsschat
    In reply to @CHitch94
  • philpuzz Jul 30 @ 7:02 PM EDT
    Phil from Sarasota, Fl. I will be teaching 6th WH and 7th AH this year. We report next week. Last week for unscheduled time. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:02 PM EDT
    Happy summer, Joanne! Thanks for joining us tonight. #engsschat
    In reply to @GeoJo22
  • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:02 PM EDT
    Kent Willmann CU- Boulder long time integrated Eng/SS teacher #engsschat
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:02 PM EDT
    Hey everyone #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM EDT
      Welcome to #engsschat I'm Sean Scanlon and I'll be your guest moderator tonight. Take a moment to introduce yourself & share something fun you've done this summer - Images are worth 10 bonus points.
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:02 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us tonight, Phil! Welcome to #engsschat.
    In reply to @philpuzz
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:03 PM EDT
    I'm Sean and I'm the director of instructional tech at Marian Catholic HS and working towards my admin degree. Trying to implement more Inquiry in my Modern US History class #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:03 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining in tonight, Kent! Welcome to #engsschat!
    In reply to @kwillmann
  • MrSilva Jul 30 @ 7:03 PM EDT
    Hi #engsschat! I'm from the News Literacy Project and a former social studies teacher in Chicago Public Schools for 13 years.
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:03 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us tonight, Maggie! #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:03 PM EDT
    Don't forget - tonight's the combined #engsschat! Join us on this hashtag!
    In reply to @MrSilva
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:03 PM EDT
    Hey @MaggieMaslowski glad you could be here. Hope you're enjoying a great summer with your new addition #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:04 PM EDT
    Q1: Do your Ss know there is more to a Google search than page 1? When students are given an assignment or a research topic, how can we get them past page 1 of a Google search? #engsschat
  • krb_kboding Jul 30 @ 7:04 PM EDT
    #engsschat. Hi! From scenic RI, though I teach US & World History II in Fall River, MA 😊
  • _seanpwilson_ Jul 30 @ 7:04 PM EDT
    Hi #engsschat !! My name is Sean Wilson and I am in the Duke MAT program. I'll be student teaching World History this fall. #sschat #DukeMAT
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:04 PM EDT
    Hi #engsschat, checking in from North NJ where I teach HS history.
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:04 PM EDT
    Hi, I’m Maggie, a HS English educator in Joliet, IL. Busy summer with my boys... newborn this past June #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:05 PM EDT
    Yay! Another Sean that knows how to spell it correctly. Welcome and good luck with student teaching. #engsschat
    In reply to @_seanpwilson_
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:05 PM EDT
    Welcome, Sean! Congrats and best of luck student teaching! Glad to have you chatting with us. #engsschat
    In reply to @_seanpwilson_
  • philpuzz Jul 30 @ 7:05 PM EDT
    Forgot to share something fun: Went to my first professional soccer game in Atlanta in Mercedes Benz Stadium That was impressive. #engsschat
  • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:05 PM EDT
    10 point please - Animal, Vegetable or Mineral #engsschat
  • CLSRatliff Jul 30 @ 7:05 PM EDT
    Hi everyone! I'm Lori, an assistant principal from Crystal Lake, IL and former English teacher. Once an English teacher, always an English teacher...:) We are focusing on inquiry this year at my high school so I'm excited to learn more. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:05 PM EDT
    Congratulations on the little guy! You are a super mom! #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:05 PM EDT
    Thanks! Excited to be here #engsschat
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow
  • scottmpetri Jul 30 @ 7:06 PM EDT
    A1 My district offers a variety of search tools and resources via our digital library https://t.co/zRzRvo7dzB Ss need to be explicitly told not to use Google search. We insist on MLA works cited pages. Love using annotated bibliographies as formative assessments. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:06 PM EDT
    All points will be awarded on a random basis. But that's random enough for 20 points. #engsschat
    In reply to @kwillmann
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:06 PM EDT
    Welcome Lori. #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:06 PM EDT
    Lori, it is always wonderful to have you join us! I hope you enjoyed relaxing this summer on top of all the awesome things you do at CLS! #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:06 PM EDT
    #engsschat A0: I’m Zackary Seitz, I am an Economics teacher in the Dallas area, the most fun thing I did this summer was eat tacos for 3 straight meals
  • MrRoughton Jul 30 @ 7:07 PM EDT
    Kevin, 7/8 history in SoCal. Soo many fun things this summer. #engsschat
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:07 PM EDT
    Yep! It’s been a blessing. #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:07 PM EDT
    Sorry, my family and I went to Disney World this summer! #engsschat
  • MrSilva Jul 30 @ 7:07 PM EDT
    #engsschat A1 - An important lesson a lot of Ts don't always consider is to teach students about the algorithms and placement of pages in search results! What's first may be more popular, not relevant - see the recent effort at connecting POTUS & "idiot" in Google images.
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:07 PM EDT
    Hi all! I'm Steph, and I teach HS English and Speech in the Chicago suburbs. Glad to be chatting about inquiry with everyone tonight. #engsschat
  • MrSilva Jul 30 @ 7:07 PM EDT
    Armed with that knowledge, they look at search engines differently. #engsschat A1
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:08 PM EDT
    Hello #engsschat! Mary from CO here. Ask any librarian about inquiry. We see it in action every day in our libraries.
  • philpuzz Jul 30 @ 7:08 PM EDT
    A1: interesting 1st question. something I have never thought of specifically addressing. something to focus on this year. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:08 PM EDT
    We also use MLA but some of our teachers are working toward teaching Ss how to use APA. #engsschat
    In reply to @scottmpetri
  • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:08 PM EDT
    A1) In my world history courses, Ss have to find at least 1 source in each lesson on their own. Ask them to describe their search strategies, why they chose source they did, why they think it's reliable, etc. Use some of @SHEG_Stanford Online Civic Reasoning materials. #engsschat
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:08 PM EDT
    A1: I typically have my students use Google Scholar rather than simply "Googling" something for research. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:08 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us tonight, Zackary! #engsschat
    In reply to @MrSeitzSS
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:08 PM EDT
    A1 We spent time this past year with the advanced search features. I also tend to push them toward the paid databases we have access to. Also did some work on identifying paid results and other factors that may made source unreliable. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:09 PM EDT
    I would love to know more about how you're implementing this - maybe a trip to the northwest suburbs for me to come see first hand. #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:09 PM EDT
    Don't forget that we're using the combined hashtag tonight! Join us on #engsschat!
    In reply to @MrMacsClass11
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:09 PM EDT
    Very true!!! #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff
  • philpuzz Jul 30 @ 7:09 PM EDT
    Google Scholar. First time I have heard of this. How new is it? what is it's purpose? #engsschat
    In reply to @GeorgeHistory
  • rcollins_edu Jul 30 @ 7:09 PM EDT
    Hello #engsschat The month has flown by. I am Rachael Collins, joining from CA. I teach middle school SS. My family enjoyed a trip to Cabo San Lucas, MX!
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:10 PM EDT
    I used Google Scholar when I had 11th and 12th grade, but it seemed a bit much (the results) for my 9th grade this past year. #engsschat
    In reply to @GeorgeHistory
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:10 PM EDT
    A1: I love having the media specialist come in to review @EBSCO, other databases, and research strategies at the beginning of the I-Search. Ss learn so much from seeing research in action from an expert! #engsschat
  • MrRoughton Jul 30 @ 7:10 PM EDT
    A1) having the right question helps. Don't make it so easily Googleable. #engsschat
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:10 PM EDT
    We have used it for years, only returns scholarly work. #engsschat
    In reply to @philpuzz
  • scottmpetri Jul 30 @ 7:10 PM EDT
    We debated this at our HS. I used APA in my grad program. The line of thinking was that most undergrads use MLA. As long as Ts in schools/depts are consistent, the type of format probably doesn't matter. #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:10 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us, Rachael! Can't wait for your upcoming chat. #engsschat
    In reply to @rcollins_edu
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
    Q2: In today’s digital world, it takes students 2 minutes or less to find answers to a worksheet. How have you changed your questions & assignments to get Ss to not just Google the answers? #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
    Not new, but not known to enough students unfortunately. #engsschat Here are some resources for you. https://t.co/nBPlJLq2xS
    In reply to @philpuzz, @GeorgeHistory
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
    #engsschat A1: I think getting them beyond page 1 of google is tough... But I do not do a lot of research assignments (need to look at changing that). I would say a good strategy might be to scaffold “research” as a skill. Include some modeling...
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
    I also think utilizing the media specialist to hold a research class for your S’s would help tremendously. They are a vital (and often under-utilized) resource in our schools #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
    Don't forget that we're using the combined hashtag tonight! Join us on #engsschat.
    In reply to @GeorgeHistory
  • CLSRatliff Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
    You're always welcome! I'm really excited about inquiry as our professional learning focus, and I'm also really excited about our collaborative inquiry groups where teachers will be using inquiry to explore potential solutions to school problems. #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:12 PM EDT
    I agree with the consistency. If they need to learn something new, they can access Purdue Owl like everyone else. https://t.co/RXc8VLEQrI #engsschat
    In reply to @scottmpetri
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:12 PM EDT
    Yes, our librarians are amazing and spend time teaching about different advanced searches. #engsschat
    In reply to @judyrichter2001
  • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:12 PM EDT
    Forgot to add info about our summer trip to DC, Mount Vernon, and Williamsburg. #engsschat
  • scottmpetri Jul 30 @ 7:12 PM EDT
    A2 I find texts that give different answers than Google. Then identify the cheaters and expose them to the class after pointing out the correct answer in the reading. Only need to do this 2-3 times throughout the year to change the culture. #engsschat
  • MrRoughton Jul 30 @ 7:12 PM EDT
    A2) Base them on documents (particularly images) and always require a WHY? #engsschat
  • krb_kboding Jul 30 @ 7:12 PM EDT
    For official research papers w/my Pre-AP kids, they do one paper w/APA , one with MLA, so they exposed to both formats & the requirements of both. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:12 PM EDT
    Yes, having another voice demonstrate researching practices and strategies makes the whole process easier for Ss to understand and lessens the likelihood of just Googling randomly. #engsschat
    In reply to @MrSeitzSS
  • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:13 PM EDT
    A2 Performance assessments/PBL with the writing process at its' core has been a classroom staple. #engsschat
  • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:13 PM EDT
    A2) I ask a lot of "how" and "why" and "what do YOU think based upon the evidence you have/can find" type of questions. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:13 PM EDT
    I know I've talked to someone in Missouri about implementing Inquiry in math courses. They're already a year in with Algebra and starting Geometry. #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff
  • CLSRatliff Jul 30 @ 7:13 PM EDT
    A2: I think the quality of the question is crucial for this. Costa's levels of questioning is a great resource. #engsschat
  • LHMatherson Jul 30 @ 7:13 PM EDT
    Lisa M. Clinical Assistant Professor from Tuscaloosa. Glad I could pop in for once! #engsschat
  • philpuzz Jul 30 @ 7:13 PM EDT
    thanks for sharing the link. I will have to give it a look. Is it appropriate for MS? #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd, @GeorgeHistory
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:14 PM EDT
    The smile on my boys' faces :) #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:14 PM EDT
    Glad you could join us Lisa! #engsschat
    In reply to @LHMatherson
  • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:14 PM EDT
    Totally agree with this! Your library media specialists will be a huge help. #engsschat
    • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
      I also think utilizing the media specialist to hold a research class for your S’s would help tremendously. They are a vital (and often under-utilized) resource in our schools #engsschat
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:14 PM EDT
    I only use it for my AP students, we work with print materials in the library for on-levels. #engsschat
    In reply to @judyrichter2001
  • rcollins_edu Jul 30 @ 7:14 PM EDT
    A2) Aim for worksheets to be "Power Sheets"- application of skills & peer interaction with analysis, POV, & purposeful tech. Just discovered autodraw. Thinking my students will like it! Here is a link to my first hyperdoc #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:14 PM EDT
    A2: Moving away from recall questions is critical. Applying knowledge, asking Ss to answer how/why, and challenging Ss to make connections makes questioning (and responding) more meaningful and less Google-able. #engsschat
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:15 PM EDT
    I would like to try the #QFT with this question focus: "Questions that Google answers in 30 seconds." I'm imagining the questions students would generate around this focus. #engsschat
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:15 PM EDT
    A2: All inquiry-based writings...students have to show what they know, use context, and synthesize to other areas/TPs...just like AP wants! #engsschat
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:15 PM EDT
    A2 About a year ago,I started using essential questions to organize my units. Assessments all ask the student to answer the EQ using evidence from class materials. #engsschat
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:16 PM EDT
    A2 Almost everything we do falls into the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) format. Finding an answer is not enough, you have to explain how it fits in the argument/ position Ss are taking. #engsschat
  • classroomtools Jul 30 @ 7:16 PM EDT
    A2 I liked to ask questions where answers could not be found via Google. For example, “which is noisier, a worm digging, or a plant growing? #engsschat
  • philpuzz Jul 30 @ 7:16 PM EDT
    A2: With the recent push to provide support their answers, forcing Ss to provide the sources for their answers has helped a lot. In addition to the open ended responses. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:16 PM EDT
    Yes! When Ss are asked to analyze and synthesize they have to process and apply information found as opposed to just recalling information! #engsschat
    In reply to @CHitch94
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:16 PM EDT
    A2 Cont: I also use a lot of closed-Chromebook in-class work that requires them to work with each other and primary resources #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:16 PM EDT
    Library is introduced to Fr & Sophs, but all our Jr's write a full research paper and spend plenty of time with our Librarian on research skills and using databases. We reinforce these skills when Seniors write their papers. #engsschat
    In reply to @MrSeitzSS
  • CLSRatliff Jul 30 @ 7:16 PM EDT
    A2: I love the QUEST model as a way for students to see inquiry as a full process, not just a quick answer, #engsschat
  • _seanpwilson_ Jul 30 @ 7:16 PM EDT
    A2: Normative questions rather than factual questions! Also, Questions that are all about lived experience! (Indeed, some say the sign of a good question is whether or not it is google-able!) #engsschat #sschat
  • KristenFuqua Jul 30 @ 7:17 PM EDT
    #engsschat Hello from Land O' Lakes (Tampa area), FL, my name is Kristen! I am a Learning Design Coach at @PineViewMiddle
    In reply to @polonerd, @PineViewMiddle
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:17 PM EDT
    There is some good advice in the #engsschat tonight! @SusieHatmaker @_seanpwilson_ @learnbuildandg1 @AveryKeese @zhanknight @tyler_garrard #DukeMAT
    • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:08 PM EDT
      A1) In my world history courses, Ss have to find at least 1 source in each lesson on their own. Ask them to describe their search strategies, why they chose source they did, why they think it's reliable, etc. Use some of @SHEG_Stanford Online Civic Reasoning materials. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:17 PM EDT
    Analyzing primary resources is great - especially in a physical manner. Then use the tech to share what they learned. #engsschat
    In reply to @GeorgeHistory
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:17 PM EDT
    Ditto!! Utilizing them gives Ss another perspective and more learning and expertise #engsschat
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow, @EBSCO
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:18 PM EDT
    Q3: When Ss develop their own questions, it requires more critical thinking skills. How do you help or encourage students to create their own questions? Do you have any strategies or resources to share? #engsschat
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:18 PM EDT
    For sure, we love using Flipgrid for things like that! #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:18 PM EDT
    This takes so much more time, but it's so worth it. #engsschat We need to help Ss build these skills.
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow, @CHitch94
  • _seanpwilson_ Jul 30 @ 7:18 PM EDT
    A1: Ask for a variety of sources, including different kinds of sources -- Hopefully this will get students past the first page! Or at least get them to try multiple searches with different key words! #sschat #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:18 PM EDT
    Yes - QUEST is awesome! The media specialists in our district have done an amazing job compiling resources and making the QUEST model accessible to all levels of Ss! :) https://t.co/pVPIZFUnob #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:19 PM EDT
    Wow! Can you share any examples with my #DukeMAT students? @SusieHatmaker @_seanpwilson_ @learnbuildandg1 @AveryKeese @zhanknight @tyler_garrard #engsschat
    In reply to @GeoJo22, @SusieHatmaker, @_seanpwilson_, @learnbuildandg1, @AveryKeese, @zhanknight, @tyler_garrard
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:19 PM EDT
    A3: I work in reverse for writing DBQs. Give them all of the sources and have them group to sensible categories...then they have to draft prompts (ask questions) from their groupings. You can create MULTIPLE essays from their ideas! #engsschat
  • daneels_m Jul 30 @ 7:19 PM EDT
    #engsschat #sschat #edchat I like to use @RightQuestion Question Formulation Technique to help students develop their own questions to guide inquiry. #CivicsIsBack
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:19 PM EDT
    So many awesome ideas being shared tonight! This is just what I needed to get my mind ready for back-to-school! Question 3 is up ---> #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:18 PM EDT
      Q3: When Ss develop their own questions, it requires more critical thinking skills. How do you help or encourage students to create their own questions? Do you have any strategies or resources to share? #engsschat
  • MrRoughton Jul 30 @ 7:19 PM EDT
    A3) Lots of practice and a guarantee that they will be shared (and used) in class. Really helps the motivation! #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:19 PM EDT
    Thanks for sharing this. I'll have to take a closer look later. #engsschat
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow, @CLSRatliff
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:20 PM EDT
    A3 I've given students the document sets without the question and had them try to figure out what question they answer. I've also in the last 2 years given them more free research assignments where they need to develop the driving question. #engsschat
  • _seanpwilson_ Jul 30 @ 7:20 PM EDT
    A3: There needs to discussion around what constitutes a good question. Also, have students review previous EQs you've asked. On quizzes, give students the option to replace the teacher's question with a BETTER question & have them explain why their's is better! #sschat #engsschat
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:20 PM EDT
    A3 Research requires a question. So thats where they start. A topic is not enough. Ss must develop a claim or thesis from the research and then use evidence from the research to support it. #engsschat
  • CLSRatliff Jul 30 @ 7:20 PM EDT
    Pairing the question formulation technique with tech (like dot-storming) is a great way to get students creating quality questions. Thanks to @LitologyD155 for teaching me that! #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:21 PM EDT
    Our Ss continually come back and tell us how well prepared they are and how much their roommates & classmates rely on them for peer edit. #engsschat #WeAreMarian
    In reply to @MrSeitzSS
  • daneels_m Jul 30 @ 7:21 PM EDT
    A3 #engsschat Beyond @RightQuestion QFT, the 5 Whys Technique from Toyota helps students probe deeper. #edchat #sschat #CivicsIsBack
  • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:21 PM EDT
    A3 - Asking the question: Did the author/artist write or create this on purpose? What are they want us to know, think, feel or do? #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:21 PM EDT
    A3: How Ss shape their questions is the most important part of the research process. We talk about key words, draft research questions, and discuss what we hope to find before diving into the research process. #engsschat https://t.co/WXEF4rON6I
  • TrendWikiUSA Jul 30 @ 7:21 PM EDT
    ***New Trend Alert*** 1. Sean Doolittle 2. Bob Woodward 3. ICBMs 4. #IAssumedItWasFunny 5. #VictoriaPBS 6. #tollgatefire 7. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:21 PM EDT
    Thanks for sharing! #engsschat
    In reply to @IdeaShopPD, @ASCD
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:21 PM EDT
    If you google it, there are tons of graphic organizers, many that come with helpful sentence stems. #engsschat
    In reply to @scomorrison, @SusieHatmaker, @_seanpwilson_, @learnbuildandg1, @AveryKeese, @zhanknight, @tyler_garrard
  • rcollins_edu Jul 30 @ 7:21 PM EDT
    A3) Model EQ characteristics throughout the year w/ unit EQs or lesson EQs. Share the difference between open and closed ?s and provide a place for both types. I plan to add a wonder wall this year to provide visibility for Ss curiosity. #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:18 PM EDT
      Q3: When Ss develop their own questions, it requires more critical thinking skills. How do you help or encourage students to create their own questions? Do you have any strategies or resources to share? #engsschat
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:22 PM EDT
    Dot-storming? #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff, @LitologyD155
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:22 PM EDT
    I saw it while I was typing :) #engsschat
    In reply to @GeorgeHistory
  • chris_kittredge Jul 30 @ 7:22 PM EDT
    Hey everyone. My name is Chris. I used to teach adult ed but still have a huge passion for all things education. #engsschat #sschat
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:22 PM EDT
    A3: It is also good to take the verbs and breakdown what questions are actually asking students to do, this is huge for APHG! #engsschat
  • Mrneilhistory Jul 30 @ 7:22 PM EDT
    Hi all! Matt from PA, will be following along tonight, mostly listening, thank you for sharing your knowledge. #engsschat
  • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:22 PM EDT
    A3) Show them video clips related to questioning, including historians speaking about the importance of developing & refining ?s. Also have Ss pose ?s at beginning of lessons & after they've gone through the lesson (what else do they want to know/learn more about). #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:22 PM EDT
    Love the QFT. We have quite a few teachers working with this to help Ss develop their questions #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff, @LitologyD155
  • KristenFuqua Jul 30 @ 7:22 PM EDT
    A2) Moving away from low level, "right there questioning" and having students engage in the content/resources through interactive questions that are student driven forcing a deeper understanding. Ss applying their understanding in a PB or performance task. #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
      Q2: In today’s digital world, it takes students 2 minutes or less to find answers to a worksheet. How have you changed your questions & assignments to get Ss to not just Google the answers? #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:23 PM EDT
    @dotstorming is an awesome webtool that can help Ss discuss research questions and ideas. Ss submit their questions and their peers can comment and vote on the best questions. Check it out: https://t.co/aDZ3xkqGNZ #engsschat
    In reply to @GeoJo22, @CLSRatliff, @LitologyD155, @dotstorming
  • daneels_m Jul 30 @ 7:23 PM EDT
    A3 #engsschat @dmfouts Socrates Questions blog always inspires me with ideas and examples of engaging students in developing questions. https://t.co/30eqhxE5QE #sschat #edchat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:24 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us tonight! Welcome to #engsschat.
    In reply to @chris_kittredge
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:24 PM EDT
    I like! #engsschat
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow, @CLSRatliff, @LitologyD155, @dotstorming
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:24 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us tonight, Matt! #engsschat
    In reply to @Mrneilhistory
  • CLSRatliff Jul 30 @ 7:24 PM EDT
    https://t.co/8Us8093ZJY Other tech tools like FlipGrid and Padlet could be used in a similar way. #engsschat
    In reply to @GeoJo22, @LitologyD155
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:24 PM EDT
    Love the QFT. We have quite a few teachers working with this to help Ss develop their questions #engsschat Here's the link to Toyota and the 5 Why's https://t.co/DM7VIMdKOX
    In reply to @daneels_m, @RightQuestion
  • rcollins_edu Jul 30 @ 7:25 PM EDT
    A3) Another approach to help students form essential questions is to have them first draft 2-4 supporting content questions (closed questions). @C3Teachers follows this format #engsschat
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:25 PM EDT
    No matter what your political persuasion, Rachel Maddow models questioning skills to the max. She builds her entire show around questions. Inquiry in action. #engsschat
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:25 PM EDT
    A3: this is a great question.. as an economics teacher, I try and teach students to problem solve. Thy usually want to solve the problems they find interesting.. I would imagine the same is true for getting students to ask questions.. #engsschat
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:25 PM EDT
    Posing good and interesting questions to start the inquiry might help students to ask good questions on their own.. however, I am honestly not an expert in this field #engsschat
  • philpuzz Jul 30 @ 7:25 PM EDT
    Awesome activity. Thanks for sharing. #engsschat
    In reply to @judyrichter2001
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:26 PM EDT
    Q4: How can using Structured or Controlled Inquiry with your students prepare them for Free Inquiry? Or can we simply throw them into the ‘deep end’? #engsschat
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:26 PM EDT
    REALLY like this idea! #engsschat @SusieHatmaker @_seanpwilson_ @learnbuildandg1 @AveryKeese @zhanknight @tyler_garrard #DukeMAT
    • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:19 PM EDT
      A3: I work in reverse for writing DBQs. Give them all of the sources and have them group to sensible categories...then they have to draft prompts (ask questions) from their groupings. You can create MULTIPLE essays from their ideas! #engsschat
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:26 PM EDT
    I am so late, but Matt from Utah. ELA and Creative Writing! #engsschat
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:26 PM EDT
    I use some very generic questions to guide through the whole year (i.e. Why do civilizations/ nations go to war?) and have students develop the Unit specific version. #engsschat
    In reply to @rcollins_edu, @C3Teachers
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:26 PM EDT
    I am a big fan of #QFT! #engsschat
    In reply to @daneels_m, @RightQuestion
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:26 PM EDT
    A4: Really going to depend on the class itself, I would throw my AP students to the wolves with this and guide the fight, on-level? Not so much. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:27 PM EDT
    No worries! Thanks for joining us tonight, Matt. #engsschat
    In reply to @TeacherWinters
  • chris_kittredge Jul 30 @ 7:27 PM EDT
    A1: Research requires looking at the topic from a variety of different angles. Encourage them to explore those angles (I.e. Google search Why is X good? then Why is X bad?) #sschat #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:04 PM EDT
      Q1: Do your Ss know there is more to a Google search than page 1? When students are given an assignment or a research topic, how can we get them past page 1 of a Google search? #engsschat
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:27 PM EDT
    Q3 - I let them have choice in their research and then look for the moments where they are on the verge of asking a great question and prod them till they ask it. Then I tell them I have no answers, but lets start looking together. #engsschat
  • scottmpetri Jul 30 @ 7:27 PM EDT
    A3 Love using the QFT from @RightQuestion It is a great way to improve questioning in students. https://t.co/KF3FVHTcVz #engsschat Excited to see @MrSorensen805 present on this tmw at #cuerockstar
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:27 PM EDT
    For more information on the types of inquiry, check out this sources: https://t.co/Faw2NFb7kX #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:26 PM EDT
      Q4: How can using Structured or Controlled Inquiry with your students prepare them for Free Inquiry? Or can we simply throw them into the ‘deep end’? #engsschat
  • CLSRatliff Jul 30 @ 7:27 PM EDT
    I love this diagram, and I think it makes inquiry seem a lot less scary to teachers who are just dipping their toes in the water. #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:28 PM EDT
    I want to second this idea! Share and use student work in class! It is a powerful motivator and gets beyond working for a grade only. #engsschat
    In reply to @MrRoughton
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:28 PM EDT
    Both I have used, but not in that way. Love it when I learn new things! #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff, @LitologyD155
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:29 PM EDT
    A4 - There is a time and a place for the deep end, but I think you need to model the behavior that we want students to commit to; therefore using structured or controlled inquiry can show students the step and strategies to prepare them for free inquiry. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:29 PM EDT
    A4: Having a small research project in the fall with pre-selected topics and groups can prepare my Juniors for the I-Search, in which they choose their own topics, in the spring. Practicing builds skills for more independence later. #engsschat
  • daneels_m Jul 30 @ 7:29 PM EDT
    A4 #engsschat Being thrown in the deep end can be scary for kids, especially those with diverse needs. I think modeling knowledge, skills and habits with controlled and structured inquiry builds the "muscles" and experience for free inquiry. #sschat #edchat
  • KristenFuqua Jul 30 @ 7:29 PM EDT
    A1) I've honestly noticed most of my Ss don't use the standard list on Google, instead they immediately go to images to visually search what they were looking for. I always started the year with our media specialist demonstrating proper research skills with #ebsco #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:04 PM EDT
      Q1: Do your Ss know there is more to a Google search than page 1? When students are given an assignment or a research topic, how can we get them past page 1 of a Google search? #engsschat
  • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM EDT
    A4 the "illusion of choice" with lots of structure works #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM EDT
    @trev_mackenzie book Dive Into Inquiry was a great way for me to get started with it. I think too many people see Inquiry as Free Inquiry & are afraid of where Ss might go. It's a process. #engsschat
    In reply to @CLSRatliff, @trev_mackenzie
  • rcollins_edu Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM EDT
    A4) Recently participated in #inquirymindset book club. Allowing students to have time in structured/controlled allows students to build confidence for free inquiry. Page 36 suggests spending equal parts of the year in each type. That may accelerate for some levels. #engsschat
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM EDT
    I think a wonder wall in a high school social studies classroom makes so much sense! #engsschat
    In reply to @rcollins_edu
  • classroomtools Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM EDT
    I guess these are examples of controlled inquiry, but students engage passionately with the. https://t.co/JcsA3wMV6I #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Yes, research and inquiry skills need to be modeled, practiced, and developed before Ss swim in the deep end. #engsschat
    In reply to @TeacherWinters
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Even with images - do we teach students how to find images that are approved for reuse? Or do they just take what they find? We need to teach them about copyright. #engsschat
    In reply to @KristenFuqua
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    Have students relate to their own lives. Place them in the position of what you are teaching #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski, @polonerd
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    A4: Also from @trev_mackenzie - Tree of Inquiry illustration. Article well worth reading: Four Inquiry Qualities at the Heart of Student-Centered Teaching: https://t.co/X78PDF059l #engsschat
  • chris_kittredge Jul 30 @ 7:31 PM EDT
    A2: In the nuclear field, we were required to have a mix of low cog and high cog ?s. I'd throw a few softballs out there to loosen Ss up and then give them a high cog question that required analysis and explanation. #engsschat #sschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
      Q2: In today’s digital world, it takes students 2 minutes or less to find answers to a worksheet. How have you changed your questions & assignments to get Ss to not just Google the answers? #engsschat
  • _seanpwilson_ Jul 30 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    A4: While it's important to scaffold questioning skills, we also need to understand that students are already "in the deep end" when it comes to answering Qs in their everyday life. Let's be transparent with the pedagogy and have them reflect on their practices #sschat #engsschat
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    A4 Not usually a fan of the deep end. The inquiry design model, IDM, does just that. It supports the inquiry and provides research materials. #engsschat https://t.co/ozp4zOJ2vX
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow
  • CLSRatliff Jul 30 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    I read it this summer- it was extremely helpful. The various examples from different content areas were particularly beneficial. #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd, @trev_mackenzie
  • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    A4) I think it's important to recognize that Ss do a lot of inquiry learning on their own. I think of my own kids who have no problem finding videos/tutorials on things they want to learn how to do. How can we harness that in our own disciplines/content areas? #engsschat
  • scottmpetri Jul 30 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    A4 My HS Ss are used to research. Bigger challenges include citing sources correctly and explaining or analyzing quotes or concepts in sufficient detail. My inquiry tasks are chunked. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Thanks for sharing, Bill! Getting Ss passionate about inquiry in any small or large way can lead to great learning experiences in the future. #engsschat
    In reply to @classroomtools
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:32 PM EDT
    Yes! And it needs to scaled up and recursive throughout the grades. If we don't remember to help students build their skills and go back through those skills then we can't expect them to be great researchers. #engsschat
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    Q5: Guided Inquiry (according to @trev_mackenzie): Teacher chooses topic/questions and students design product or solution. How have you used Guided Inquiry with your students? What benefits do you see for your students? (We’ll talk pitfalls later) #engsschat
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    A4 My classes bounce back and forth. The free inquiry tends to be with topic the students pick themselves. More guided inquiry when it's directly tied to what we are doing as a whole class. #engsschat
  • TrendWikiNZ Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    ***New Trend Alert*** 1. Lance Lynn 2. Bob Woodward 3. ICBMs 4. Jim Harbaugh 5. #DeusSalveORei 6. #ImpactMatters 7. #Jeopardy 8. #VictoriaPBS 9. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    It is one of my favorite tools - easy to use and very engaging for students. #engsschat
    In reply to @scomorrison, @GeoJo22, @CLSRatliff, @LitologyD155, @dotstorming
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    I have my seniors choose a topic within a time frame and it has to meet certain parameters. I only have them for a semester, so I can't go much further. Need to be introduced at a younger level. #engsschat
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow
  • daneels_m Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
    A1 #engsschat @SHEG_Stanford Civic Online Learning resources show that the first page of google is NOT always right and students must practice #medialit and vet resources. @NewsLitProject can help too, right @MrSilva ? https://t.co/h50RK2Hjtq
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    i.e. teaching 1984 - teacher: Imagine you were in the novel 1984 as Winston Smith. Then have Ss think about what they are told to think. We believe red is hot but blue is actually the hottest. Ss start to ponder what they were told if it was right or not #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski, @polonerd
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Yes, Ss need several opportunities to practice inquiry. These skills are challenging but so critical for higher education and have great real-world application as well. #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • _seanpwilson_ Jul 30 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Also, I got this wild idea of building students up to crafting their own collective essential question to frame the final few units of a course (i.e., the globalization unit of a world history course). Any thoughts on this? #sschat #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:34 PM EDT
    Yay Kristen is here! Glad you could join us. #engsschat
    In reply to @Mrs_Koppers, @MaggieMaslowski
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    Let the questions form on their own. Don’t force critical thinking #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski, @polonerd
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    A5 - Absolutely. Last year we read A Monster Calls and I pulled four topics from the books. Students then did independent research on these topics and the threads they followed were awesome and as interesting as I could have come up with. #engsschat
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    It seems that @MaggieMaslowski made me #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd, @MaggieMaslowski, @MaggieMaslowski
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:35 PM EDT
    A4: I think that it is extremely difficult to throw students into the deep end. I have struggled with that myself (thinking it would all work out) and it didn’t... #engsschat
  • daneels_m Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    A5 #engsschat Guided Learnign fits in nicely with @C3Teachers IDM that leads to informed action. Students can be led through an inquiry related to a community issue and then design an informed action (AKA service learning) response. The action can be the assessment. #sschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    Teaching Ss NoodleTools has helped with citing (it's still a process), but my Ss still struggle with analyzing their research/quotes, too. Modeling and repeated practicing is so critical to help them develop these skills. #engsschat
    In reply to @scottmpetri
  • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    A5 Local issues offer opportunities for student to propose solutions that can be reviewed local leaders. Recycling, homelessness, opioid abuse, school start times, recreations options are all of interest to students. Local leaders love to work with students #engsschat
  • classroomtools Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    When creating reading assignments, written work, group activities, etc., tap into areas of inherent student interest - ethics, money, sex, popular culture, etc. #engsschat
    In reply to @CHitch94
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    I use The Butter Battle Book from Dr. Seuss to make students think a little deeper about the Cold War. Love that it's all symbolism and they really have to think deeper. #engsschat
    In reply to @Mrs_Koppers, @MaggieMaslowski
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    I consider it an invite 😘 #engsschat
    In reply to @Mrs_Koppers, @polonerd
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
    Sounds interesting. Not sure if I'd let my 9th gr do that, but I had 11th grade come up with the driving questions for the Civil Rights Unit last year. Way better questions than I would have come up with. #engsschat
    In reply to @_seanpwilson_
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    A5: I like a UDL approach, I provide a topics list (students choose the topic) and a product options list (with one for "student created") and a framework for the research and expectations...beyond that they take command, create, and own their projects. #engsschat
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    A4: Assigned topics always make me cringe. Where is the inquiry? #engsschat
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:37 PM EDT
    #genius #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd, @Mrs_Koppers
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    A5: guided inquiry helps Ss create innovative ideas. They need some help to start the conversation. Benefits are Ss start to focus on critical thinking skills not “test” skills #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
      Q5: Guided Inquiry (according to @trev_mackenzie): Teacher chooses topic/questions and students design product or solution. How have you used Guided Inquiry with your students? What benefits do you see for your students? (We’ll talk pitfalls later) #engsschat
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    Yes!!! And have them pick topics that are important to them... something that inspires them or makes them angry... engage to educate #engsschat
    • classroomtools Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
      When creating reading assignments, written work, group activities, etc., tap into areas of inherent student interest - ethics, money, sex, popular culture, etc. #engsschat
      In reply to @CHitch94
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    Matt, I have done something similar with Catcher in the Rye. Researching mental health issues helped Ss to develop empathy for characters while building critical research skills. A Monster Calls is such a beautiful book! #engsschat
    In reply to @TeacherWinters
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:38 PM EDT
    I know this was mentioned already, but check the Question Formulation Technique from https://t.co/dKjyFzXOKP Our AP Human Geography Ss used it to create their essential Q & it almost matched AP's. #engsschat
    In reply to @judyrichter2001, @_seanpwilson_
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    Yes!!! Have Ss use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to fix issues that anger or worry them #engsschat
    • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
      A5 Local issues offer opportunities for student to propose solutions that can be reviewed local leaders. Recycling, homelessness, opioid abuse, school start times, recreations options are all of interest to students. Local leaders love to work with students #engsschat
  • rcollins_edu Jul 30 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    A5) Cross Curricular unit was the most powerful guided opportunity for my students. 8th gr. addressed injustice through the lens of Civil War/Civil Rights & wrote essay, designed art or film. Lots of student choice in evidence & product. #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
      Q5: Guided Inquiry (according to @trev_mackenzie): Teacher chooses topic/questions and students design product or solution. How have you used Guided Inquiry with your students? What benefits do you see for your students? (We’ll talk pitfalls later) #engsschat
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    Sure! Our EQ for the last unit was What is worth fighting for? Topics were ancient Greece and Rome and some medieval Europe. The summative was an oration on the EQ using evidence from class. #engsschat
    In reply to @scomorrison, @SusieHatmaker, @_seanpwilson_, @learnbuildandg1, @AveryKeese, @zhanknight, @tyler_garrard
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:39 PM EDT
    A2: make questions unsearchable; it’s easy to change the focus of the lesson. Don’t ask what is the theme of 1984 but give them the theme and ask how it reflects upon society today. #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:11 PM EDT
      Q2: In today’s digital world, it takes students 2 minutes or less to find answers to a worksheet. How have you changed your questions & assignments to get Ss to not just Google the answers? #engsschat
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    Primary sources are bursting with questions just waiting to be set free. #engsschat
  • carmelhealth Jul 30 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    A3 This blog post identifies how I encourage my students to ask deeper questions using a question matrix. https://t.co/GwPFbtt5f9 #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    Mental health was one of the main threads (Along with Schizophrenia and Cancer). It adds so much when students can see real world articles and research dealing with the same subject matter as the novels we read. #engsschat
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:40 PM EDT
    Yes! Especially dated political cartoons! #engsschat
    In reply to @johnsonmaryj
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    Q6: Free Inquiry (according to @trev_mackenzie): Ss choose their topics without reference to any prescribed outcome. How have you used Free Inquiry with your students? What benefits do you see for your students? (We’ll talk pitfalls later) #engsschat
  • rcollins_edu Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    yes! "Benefits are Ss start to focus on critical thinking skills not “test” skills" #engsschat
    In reply to @Mrs_Koppers
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    That’s what we call it now? 😬 #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski, @polonerd
  • chris_kittredge Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    A3: Cliffhangers. Churn up excitement about a topic and leave them hanging for a few. Have the Ss think about it for a minute and come up Why, How, and What Next? type ?s #engsschat #sschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:18 PM EDT
      Q3: When Ss develop their own questions, it requires more critical thinking skills. How do you help or encourage students to create their own questions? Do you have any strategies or resources to share? #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    Topic can be very open like "The 90's" & then they have to choose an event or invention that made a huge impact. What was the impact? What was the event/invention becomes secondary. #engsschat
    In reply to @johnsonmaryj
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    A6: Yes, see A5. #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
    Question 6 already! Wow, this hour is flying by. #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
      Q6: Free Inquiry (according to @trev_mackenzie): Ss choose their topics without reference to any prescribed outcome. How have you used Free Inquiry with your students? What benefits do you see for your students? (We’ll talk pitfalls later) #engsschat
  • _seanpwilson_ Jul 30 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    A5: No examples here, but it seems to me that a poorly developed question can lead folks down the wrong path PLUS, some questions are oppressive, hurtful, dualistic or just unjustifiably biased - let's make sure students are spending time with good questions! #sschat #engsschat
  • classroomtools Jul 30 @ 7:42 PM EDT
    Yes, like this one. https://t.co/OxX2EaLYry #engsschat
    In reply to @GeorgeHistory, @johnsonmaryj
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    I think the "deep end" is attainable for some students and challenging for others. It becomes a justice issue for me. Who has the skills and support to succeed? Am I able to help all students be successful in an equitable manner? #engsschat
    • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:35 PM EDT
      A4: I think that it is extremely difficult to throw students into the deep end. I have struggled with that myself (thinking it would all work out) and it didn’t... #engsschat
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    A6 - I combined it with Genius Hour / 20% Time and students ran wild. I got so many interesting and engaged topics and projects. It often looked like chaos but it was super engaging and allowed me to do a lot more coaching rather than direct instruction. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    Love this! I loved when I read about the Hooks in #tlap Really changed the way I start and end classes. #engsschat
    In reply to @chris_kittredge
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    A6: With the I-Search for my Juniors and my Research Speech for my Senior Speech class, Ss can choose their topic and research question. They need to develop strong key words and identify their purpose, but they can explore a passion or interest. #engsschat
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    Q6 We do a big project each quarter. All I give them is a time frame their topic must fall within and some very basic guidelines. They either LOVE it or HATE it. #engsschat
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    Seems like Free Inquiry is similar to genius hour... student choice is powerful #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd, @trev_mackenzie
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    But we also need Ss to understand the hard questions. Poorly developed questions can lead Ss to create better ones #engsschat
    In reply to @_seanpwilson_
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:43 PM EDT
    Good plug for #placebasededucation in #socialstudies! #engsschat
    • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:36 PM EDT
      A5 Local issues offer opportunities for student to propose solutions that can be reviewed local leaders. Recycling, homelessness, opioid abuse, school start times, recreations options are all of interest to students. Local leaders love to work with students #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    Thanks for sharing. I'm using Google Keep to track all these great resources shared tonight. It's my favorite new research tool. #engsschat
    In reply to @daneels_m, @carmelhealth
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    When topics are required by curriculum, I get that. Sadly, too many times in my library, classes would simply show up with an assigned topic. I suspect that would not happen with this group! #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • chris_kittredge Jul 30 @ 7:44 PM EDT
    A4: You can start with deep end and adjust if necessary. Ts have to read the Ss to see how they respond. It's best to be prepared with Structured and Controlled inquiry ?s so you can shift gears smoothly if the response to the deep end approach is too cold #engsschat #sschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:26 PM EDT
      Q4: How can using Structured or Controlled Inquiry with your students prepare them for Free Inquiry? Or can we simply throw them into the ‘deep end’? #engsschat
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    The unsung here of the Google Universe... #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd, @daneels_m, @carmelhealth
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    Excellent point. Can teachers select topics but students generate the compelling questions that drive their inquiry? #engsschat
    In reply to @johnsonmaryj
  • Mrs_Gilchrist Jul 30 @ 7:45 PM EDT
    A5: The Workshop Model lends itself beautifully to this. The teacher begins with key conceptual understandings and questions of inquiry, students choose what they will read/write/research, and regular reflection informs next steps. More details: https://t.co/hV9Y5NScsk #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    I'm thinking you're right there. When we have set topics we have recipes and not research or authentic products. #engsschat
    In reply to @johnsonmaryj
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:46 PM EDT
    Yes and yes. #engsschat
    In reply to @scomorrison
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    Nope!!! When’s the last time you loved researching someone else’s topic?! We have to give choice to our Ss #engsschat
    In reply to @johnsonmaryj, @polonerd
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:47 PM EDT
    This will be at the top of my 'to read' list. Thanks for sharing. #engsschat
    In reply to @Mrs_Gilchrist
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    Q7: What are the pitfalls of shifting to more of an inquiry type approach? How have you overcome some of these? #engsschat
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:48 PM EDT
    Ss don't always have to content knowledge to develop the inquiry/ questions from scratch. Give them a broad topic and they can narrow it down and go from there. #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd, @johnsonmaryj
  • Mrs_Gilchrist Jul 30 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A6: Free inquiry and agency are all over a literacy workshop, but perhaps most strikingly seen in independent reading. The benefits overflow: students' relationships with reading—and thus with themselves and the world—are transformed from compliance to joy. #engsschat
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A5: I have taught a guided inquiry on the slave trade.. basically students answered the questions about what role race played in the solve trade... might seem like a pretty obvious connection, however, most standards (including Texas)... #engsschat
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    ... make the slave trade seem almost natural in its occurrence, and I wanted to emphasize how it did not have to happen, and that Europeans had to make this decision purposefully because of their racial views... #engsschat
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    The guided inquiry was extremely successful, but it required a lot of work on my end to gather the sources and ask good guided questions. I think that the C3 inquiry arc by @NCSSNetwork provides and excellent framework to designing guided lessons #engsschat
    In reply to @NCSSNetwork
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    Excellent point. We can't just expect them to build a question without understanding any of the content. #engsschat
    In reply to @judyrichter2001, @johnsonmaryj
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A7 - It has been hard to motivate some students. However, being active in the classroom and focusing on coaching really helps to catch any issues and help students get back on track. #engsschat
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    I have also seen free inquiry be paralyzing. Differentiation and multiple avenues for receiving support is essential! #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski, @polonerd, @trev_mackenzie
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:49 PM EDT
    A7: I have found that some students get frustrated as it involves more effort on their end and less black/white - right/wrong type responses than they often prefer. #engsschat
  • classroomtools Jul 30 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    Actually, there were many topics I was assigned as a student that became intensely fascinating to me - things I would never have selected on my own. #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski, @johnsonmaryj, @polonerd
  • kwillmann Jul 30 @ 7:50 PM EDT
    A7 - Easy grading, not following pacing guides, and how to help students organize their work for credit #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A7: Ss struggle with the initial questioning process. Getting started is the hardest part. Breaking down how to write a research question has helped empower Ss to dig deeper and learn a great deal about their topics! #engsschat https://t.co/Y9BYNyHSoM
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    Back to our earlier Google discussion in #engsschat. Does anyone show students how to use Advanced Google Search? https://t.co/N6fItFhhuy It's a useful skill.
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A7 Overcoming the paralysis can be a challenge, as can student frustration with the "no right answer", but the biggest problem is falling down the inquiry hole. Not knowing when to stop inquiring and when to start working on the product. #engsschat
  • rcollins_edu Jul 30 @ 7:51 PM EDT
    A7) From the outside looking in, the loss of SOME content can be viewed a pitfall. The process takes time for students but they need & deserve it. So that push back against standards based instruction= real. #engsschat
  • chris_kittredge Jul 30 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    A5: We had a plant simulator. We'd give the Ss indications of a problem (cues) and give them the tools (procedures and protocols) to respond and react #engsschat #sschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:33 PM EDT
      Q5: Guided Inquiry (according to @trev_mackenzie): Teacher chooses topic/questions and students design product or solution. How have you used Guided Inquiry with your students? What benefits do you see for your students? (We’ll talk pitfalls later) #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:52 PM EDT
    Sometimes too much choices makes getting started hard. Spending more time modeling this process has helped my Ss with free inquiry. It is tough! #engsschat
    In reply to @scomorrison, @MaggieMaslowski, @polonerd, @trev_mackenzie
  • CHitch94 - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    A7) Some Ss resist not being told what they need to know. Inquiry can be more work but hopefully Ss get into it more as they have more ownership of what they are learning & how. Ps & admins might not be supportive (diff from how they learned). #engsschat
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    Good for you! #engsschat
    In reply to @MrSeitzSS
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    A7: I have seen students doing the "work" of research, on a topic of their choosing, but struggle when asked deeper questions about what they are learning. They need close accountability to help them process what they are learning on a daily basis. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    Agreed. I think that's where the 4 levels that @trev_mackenzie describes really helps. #engsschat
    In reply to @Steph_Sukow, @scomorrison, @MaggieMaslowski, @trev_mackenzie, @trev_mackenzie
  • classroomtools Jul 30 @ 7:53 PM EDT
    There were also classes where I had so little background knowledge that I would have been completely lost if I had to select topics on my own #engsschat
    In reply to @MaggieMaslowski, @johnsonmaryj, @polonerd
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:54 PM EDT
    Make sure the questions are single and not multiples. Give Ss examples of good and “needs improvement” type questions. Then ask Ss which are more open ended and why. Have them decide #engsschat
    In reply to @polonerd
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    For our last call, how can we encourage more teachers to shift their classrooms towards more inquiry? #engsschat
  • johnsonmaryj Jul 30 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    Back to our earlier Google discussion in #engsschat tonight. Does anyone show students how to use Advanced Google Search? https://t.co/N6fItFhhuy It's a useful skill for students to take control of results.
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    A7 Some students want you to tell them what to do. They want to know exactly what they have to do to get an A. #engsschat
  • Mrs_Gilchrist Jul 30 @ 7:55 PM EDT
    A7: Challenge: when Ss have never been exposed to the approach before. It takes time for them to develop critical thinking skills. At first, they just want to be told what to think and do (as they have been in the past). To overcome: model inquiry and risk-taking. #engsschat
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    How do we get more Ts on board with Inquiry? #engsschat
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    A8: I think it is important to share out at staff meetings, online, and provide student reviews. Students always care more about what they are doing when they have some options to create and lead. #engsschat
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    I am inspired to try new things when I see examples of student work and hear stories of success! #engsschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:55 PM EDT
      For our last call, how can we encourage more teachers to shift their classrooms towards more inquiry? #engsschat
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:56 PM EDT
    Our new Missouri ss stds are written with inquiry in mind, so should be interesting. #engsschat
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    One topic that I have taught in the past that students love researching is music. I have had students research different protest songs (some suggested by me, others they knew on their own) and they had to research the topic that was being protested.. #engsschat
  • MrSeitzSS Jul 30 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Having music be the entry point allows for a deeper conversation, because music means so much to so many different people. S’s were much more amenable to researching something like the south during Jim Crow, after analyzing Strange Fruit by Billie Holliday #engsschat
  • TeacherWinters Jul 30 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    Last Call - I try to model choice and inquiry in professional development courses and how I answer questions on tech and teaching. It can be hard, but upping teacher use of inquiry can provide a school a bridge to deeper learning. #engsschat
  • chris_kittredge Jul 30 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    A6: We would have open training sessions where the students chose the topic for an upcoming session. #engsschat #sschat
    • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:41 PM EDT
      Q6: Free Inquiry (according to @trev_mackenzie): Ss choose their topics without reference to any prescribed outcome. How have you used Free Inquiry with your students? What benefits do you see for your students? (We’ll talk pitfalls later) #engsschat
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    But maybe we shouldn’t focus on grades. An “A” does not mean they understand. Take the purpose of grading out; success is determined on knowledge #engsschat
    In reply to @GeoJo22
  • classroomtools Jul 30 @ 7:57 PM EDT
    The topic of next month’s #sschat book club, @BruceLesh’s, Why Don’t you Just Give Us the Answer. #engsschat
    In reply to @GeoJo22, @BruceLesh
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    Thank you for joining us tonight! See you next month for Cross-Curricular Learning with @rcollins_edu #engsschat
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    Q8 As for bringing other Ts along-- baby steps. Ts in my dept resisted the move to more primary docs at first, but now it's second nature. Just like with the Ss, model and scaffold all the way. #engsschat
  • Mrs_Koppers Jul 30 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    I went to a conference one time where the presenter asked the question: what is the difference between an 87 and 85? The real answer: nothing #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    Sharing resources and examples always help me to better integrate inquiry in the classroom. I have enjoyed working w/ colleagues to brainstorm better strategies to move Ss toward free inquiry. It's a process for Ts, too. #engsschat
  • GeorgeHistory Jul 30 @ 7:58 PM EDT
    Great chat tonight everyone! #engsschat
  • Steph_Sukow - Moderator Jul 30 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Thank you everyone for sharing such awesome ideas on #inquiry in the classroom. Can't wait to apply these ideas to my classes this year. #engsschat
  • MaggieMaslowski Jul 30 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Good point. I actually give options. They can pick whatever they choose, plus I have a list of options so as who have a hard time deciding can get an idea #engsschat
    In reply to @classroomtools, @johnsonmaryj, @polonerd
  • polonerd Jul 30 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    Make sure you take some time to grow your PLN by following some of the great educators that joined us tonight #engsschat
  • judyrichter2001 Jul 30 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    I am really getting a lot from this book, can't wait to discuss it. #engsschat
    In reply to @classroomtools, @GeoJo22, @BruceLesh
  • GeoJo22 Jul 30 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    I don't talk about grades, though I have to assign them. I tell them to focus on the learning. #engsschat
    In reply to @Mrs_Koppers
  • scomorrison Jul 30 @ 7:59 PM EDT
    The #engsschat tonight was superb!