What are the best ways to use the compare feature of Rank & Reason? Compare generates higher-level discussion Compare can focus the discussion Compare teaches respect for the perspective or point of view of peers An Insightful Discussion is a Rehearsal for Deep Learning We’ve all experienced a discussion that simply goes flat. The students are quiet or … Continue reading Rank & Reason Tip #5 – An Insightful Discussion is a Rehearsal for Deep Learning
Focus a discussion on a big idea, ethics, a moral dilemma, and such Sequence a series of events, a process, a timeline, and more by interpreting a point of view For younger students, simple sequencing and ordering will work You’ve Got the Idea AND the Rank & Reason Tool to Build It! Writing … Continue reading Rank & Reason Tip #4 – How can I create my own Rank & Reason?
Increase the complexity by adding to the ranking list Support the items in the list with images or text Clarify the question with more background info Edit the driving question to match your curriculum more closely Simple Editing for Rank & Reason Discussions Let’s face it. As a profession, we are a group of … Continue reading Rank & Reason Tip #3 – Why edit a Rank & Reason discussion?
How can Rank & Reason Help You Build a Great Class Discussion? Driving questions that push thinking Asking students to use qualifiers in their responses Demanding justification and evidence A Great Class Discussion We know it when it happens. We know when the students are so engaged in the discussion that they all want to … Continue reading Rank & Reason Tip #2 – How can Rank & Reason help you build a great class discussion?
The Power of the Rank & Reason Discussion Tool The power of a great academic discussion in our classrooms can be such an exciting inspiration when students are passionate, prepared, and justify their thinking with evidence. WOW! These are the moments that remind us why we love teaching. We’re on a mission to help classroom teachers … Continue reading Rank & Reason Tip #1 – Rank, Justify, Discuss