the ASK: I wondered how to make the purpose statements I wrote every day more about an action for students.
the TRY: On a whim one morning, I drew an arrow from the learning purpose to a question that created a learning action from the learning purpose. I’ve been doing it every day since!
the LEARN: Most of the purpose statements I wrote made a lot of sense to me and even when they made sense to students, they weren’t actionable, they were still “things.” The question can turn something static into something we all can take action on.
The use of Visible Thinking Routines is a great way to help students build capacity in questioning.