Tips to Empower Students to Ask their own Questions about Literature

By Joel Pardalis, sixth-grade teacher at New Fairfield Middle School in New Fairfield, Connecticut

Teach students the value of different types of questions. Initially, we start off talking about open versus ...

The Importance of Student Questions

We’re grateful to Joel Pardalis, sixth-grade teacher at New Fairfield Middle School in New Fairfield, Connecticut, for writing this guest post about how he discovered the benefits of effective questioning and how to get students ...

The Democratic Influence of Junior Great Books

Matthew Rief, a former teacher currently serving as Director of Advanced and Enriched Instruction at the District of Columbia Schools (DCPS), shares his experience using Junior Great Books.

I’m generally not a big ...