It’s time for a Pop quiz! Which of these is an essential question for the art room? A. How do the arts reflect values in a culture? B. What common symbols are found in the work of the Lascaux cave painters? If you answered A, you are right! The question is provocative, open-ended, and challenging […]
Many teachers recently found themselves developing online learning projects for the first time. With an uncertain fall semester ahead, some may be thinking of ways to structure lesson plans for the next school year. Traditional lesson plan templates may no longer be applicable, but utilizing essential questions can be a great place to start. What […]
Have you ever tried writing essential questions for your lessons or curriculum? Try using this ready-to-go list of essential questions that integrate the arts and the creative process. #teachingart #creativity #teaching #creativeprocess
Textual analysis or close reading can be a difficult skill to master. That's where these essential questions come in to help students take their close reading and textual analysis to a deeper level. These five basic questions will help students get to theme analysis in order to craft powerful thesis
For a long time, English teachers have been teaching in three very specific ways: novel-based, skill-based, and theme-based units. This was how I started my career, too. But then, I learned the power of Essential Questions.