What are the questions that your students carry inside of them but rarely ever discuss?
2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples wanted to find out. What started as a small idea or strategy to help students build empathy transformed into nearly 15 years of work helping children -- and adults -- voice the questions they carry inside them. On this episode of Tch Talks, Shanna talks about why it's important for both students and teachers to "Think Like Socrates," to allow students to take ownership of their own learning through authentic questions, and to leverage student questions as learning experiences that develop critical thinking.
For Shanna, curiosity is key, and allowing students to own their learning through creating questions is the most fundamental change a teacher can make in their teaching practice. Listen in to find out more.
- Response: Students Can 'Own Their Learning Through Creating Questions'
- We Become Who People Say We Are
- Check out Shanna's website
- Shanna Peeples: Presentations
- Draft Protocol for Generating Students’ Authentic Questions
- 50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar
- Follow @ShannaPeeples on Twitter
- Follow Shanna Peeples on Facebook
- Follow @slpeeple on Instagram
- Dogfooding: How Often Do You Do Your Own Assignments by Cult of Pedagogy
- Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning, Edutopia
- The Heart of Philosophy by Jacob Needleman
- The Ten Great Questions of the Heart by Jacob Needleman
- The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life by Parker Palmer
Teaching Channel Resources:
Socratic Seminar Videos
- Scaffolding for Socratic Seminar
- Socratic Seminars: Patience & Practice
- Socratic Seminar: The "N-Word"
- Socratic Seminar: Supporting Claims and Counterclaims
- Inquiry-Based Discussion
- Inquiry-Based Teaching: The Inquiry Approach
- A Teacher's Role In Inquiry
- Inquiry-Based Teaching: Powerful Ideas
- Inquiry-Based Teaching: Building a Culture of Respect
- Inquiry-Based Teaching: Discussing Literature
- Inquiry-Based Teaching: Encouraging Student Voice
- Inquiry-Based Teaching: Asking Effective Questions
Tchers' Voice Blog Posts
- Never Easy, But Essential: Tough Conversations in the Classroom
- Tch Tips: Engaging Students in Socratic Seminars
- New At Tch Video Lounge: Personalized Learning and Socratic Seminar
- Video Playlist: Eight Ways to Engage Your ELLs
- Design Thinking, Empathy, and Equity
- Design Thinking, Empathy, and Equity – Part 2