I have snagged one or two of Monte Syrie’s messages before. I highly recommend that all educators take a look at this hashtag daily. And give him a follow.
The one below recently grabbed me. As a middle school teacher, I told kids, “You will never get in trouble with me for asking questions. Never. When you ask questions, it’s a guarantee that 7 other kids have the same question or a version of the same question.”
A quick heat check for learning in a classroom is the quality, frequency, comfort, tone, and distribution of kids’ questions.
#myroommessage for today is, “How’s the question climate in the classroom going? And how do you know?”