Day 21 (of 185) questionings
Usually my day is full of some normal, usual, everyday questions:
Why did you do _______?
What happened before you _______?
How is that working for you? (Dr Phils premise is quite good)
What were you thinking? (To get status of mind….especially compared to baseline)
Tool or toy? (Usually around tech; tech as toy is distracting, tech as tool is powerful)
Do you need more time? (I make a point of trying to make sure people are calm and relaxed before we start to problem-solve)
Today it was kicked up a notch when the after-school special included some of our staff working around an inquiry project for our school….or at least we intended to stick with our school but instead found like minded learners around eportfolios from the school we feed into. We got to our key guiding question:
Focusing on SMART guideline (Specific Measureable Attainable Measureable Timely) to find out if online platforms (eportfolios) will help identify and improve students skills with the core-competencies. Looking forward to seeing how this gets group-edited and re-imagined!
(And a sideline conversation had me thinking if in six years what we think “measureable data” is may (should) be very different than today)
It also led to some reflections on some “good questions in general” for education leaders. I do appreciate the work and thinking of @gcouros – http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/4733
But also always wonder what the best book (education connected) “you” read was….
And knowing that our Provincial Professional Development Day is coming up…..where are you going and why should “I” tag along with you?
Good day of questioning!