Creating a Community and Finding a Purpose - 13:32 min. - TED talk - Stephen Thompson walks you through his journey from being a ward of the state at age nine to Silicon Valley Executive and how he created a community to pave the way.
Plot Summary: A young boy has an idea. The idea starts as a small golden idea in the boy's colorless world. It follows him everywhere. He can't get rid of it. The boy is afraid that his idea will not be liked by others, so he protects his idea and hides it. But soon, the idea starts to grow and the boy starts feeling better about his idea. He starts nurturing it and one day it breaks open and adds new colors to the boy's life. The final line of the story is, "So what do you do with an idea? You change the world."
Classroom Best Practices: Providing Feedback to Students in the Classroom
Whole Group Discussion - How to prepare questions for discussion, Tips for Questioning, and Other Resources - tips for group discussion
Student-Centered Discussion and Deliberation 9:32 min. - Excellent video hearing from educators and students about the concerns and attributes of student-centered discussions. Includes a classroom process going from small groups(planes) to whole group instruction.
Questioning Resources- includes Questioning strategies for Socratic Questioning, the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, the Six Questions, Quotes, Music, and other materials