I am in love with how this teacher uses visuals to create her lesson plans. She places pictures of each idea into her table as a quick reference. It is the same picture that she has on her Pinterest board so she can easily access the link for a refresher.
Essential Questions are the corner stone, in my opinion, to a good inquiry-based classroom. In thinking about this, I went back to one of my favorite books Understanding by Design (I lived by this book when I was in the classroom). Am I asking a question that Google can answer? If the answer is yes…then maybe the question doesn’t need to be asked or maybe it needs to be expanded to ask the students to do more than simply answer the question.
Student Critical Thinking Wheel | Level 4-5 These wheels are awesome for planning. They have one for accommodations, for Critical Thinking at various levels, ADD/ADHD Accommodations, Blooms Taxonomy. Only $8.95
There is an art to asking good questions. So how can teachers enhance their questioning skills to engage students, assess student understanding, and challenge students to go deeper into content? This issue of ASCD Express offers strategies and techniques for asking questions that stimulate critical thinking and allow students to demonstrate what they know.
The variety of lesson plan templates below have been generously submitted to SUPO by OISE Teacher Candidates and faculty. Teacher Candidates and Associate Teachers are invited to use these planning templates, or adapt to your own use, to support teaching and learning in our partner schools!