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View classroom videos, instructor and administrator interviews, and sample materials to see the recommended practice in action.

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Instructional Strategies at a District Level

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In this video interview, a district curriculum director shares lessons learned about successfully implementing instructional strategies, like the use of higher-order questions, across many schools...

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Response Groups: Eliciting Explanations in History

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History teacher Matt Moorman describes how he uses higher-order questions to engage students in critical thinking about important historical concepts and to help students to internalize the...

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Essential Questions: A Schoolwide Approach

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Administrators at one school describe how they support the use of higher-order questions through professional development that focuses on curriculum planning and effective instructional...

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Opportunities for Student Explanations

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In this video students share the culminating project of a curriculum unit: museum exhibits designed to answer "essential questions." Students practice giving explanations that demonstrate their...

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Questioning in a Socratic Seminar

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Watch how this fourth-grade teacher uses a line of questioning in a structured, text-based discussion to help students recognize important elements and themes in a piece of art. Related...

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In Front of the Class: Students' Whiteboard Explanations

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A physics teacher describes how he organizes whiteboard presentations to give his students an authentic forum for explaining their problem solving and answering higher-order questions. Related...

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Student Work: Explanation of Math Answer

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Just because a subject area involves problems with numbers and graphs doesn't mean students can't be asked to generate in-depth answers. View this sample student response to an algebra problem,...

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Sample Essential Questions by Grade Level

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View examples of essential questions created by teachers at Normal Park Museum Magnet Elementary and see how they organize their science and social studies-based modules around these...

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Lesson Plan: Socratic Seminar Planning Form

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See how teachers at Normal Park Museum Magnet Elementary plan for Socratic Seminars by identifying main concepts, questions, and pre- and post-activities to maximize the effects of using...

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