What If …?. Take some time to completely let go of rigid thinking patterns, to break traditional mind sets and encourage creative thinking . Give the “What If …” questions a try! Then, try to create some on your own!. Please sign in . Welcome to Irwin’s K-1 LI/TD PLC. July 16, 2012
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Take some time to completely let go of rigid thinking patterns, to break traditional mind sets and encourage creative thinking.
Give the “What If …” questions a try!
Then, try to create some on your own!
Welcome to Irwin’s K-1 LI/TD PLC
July 16, 2012
5:00 – 6:00
Start & End on Time
Cell phones on silent
Materials and/or “Take Aways” will be made available on-line or as hard copies
Respect All Ideas
Present & Engaged
Listen Attentively & Participate
Foster Thinking (fat)
- Mackenzie, 2nd grade
Provide time for reflection
Children my be resistant to “having to think”
Increasing the wait time and you increase the quality of the questions you ask
A typical adult waits only 2.5 seconds for a child to respond to a question. Slowly work up to a “wait time” of 10 seconds or more.
Stop answering ALL our own questions. Research indicates we answer nearly 90% of our own questions. Try to lower to 50% or less.
Building Thinking Skills