28 minutes | Jan 30, 2018

Tch Talks 24: Inviting Curiosity and Socratic Questioning Into The Classroom

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. Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, taught secondary English in Amarillo, Texas for 15 years. She has also served as a department chair and instructional coach. Shanna is currently a Doctor of Education Leadership Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her book, Think Like Socrates: Invite Wonder, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking Into the Classroom, will be published by Corwin in August. Connect with Shanna on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or via her professional website.      Resources: 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: Strategies for Student-Centered Discussion Socratic Seminar Videos Scaffolding for Socratic Seminar Socratic Seminars: Patience & Practice Socratic Seminar: The "N-Word" Socratic Seminar: Supporting Claims and Counterclaims Inquiry Videos 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 Questioning Videos Structure Learning with Essential Questions Higher Order Questions: A Path to Deeper Learning 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
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