MISO Question Sort for Research
I: If the question might best be answered by interviewing an expert, then the question goes in the I quadrant. (The needs assessment idea below is helpful in finding parent experts and Twitter is extremely helpful for finding experts outside the community!)
S: If the question might best be answered by surveying people, then the question goes in the S quadrant. Students will quickly learn what kinds of survey questions are helpful and which ones are not.
O: If the question might best be answered by observing, experimenting or experiencing, then the question goes in the O quadrant. This part is often more exciting than the old Google search so pointing it out explicitly like this seems like a great idea.
Using Quotes in the Classroom
Cathryn also mentioned that a teacher she knows puts a quote up before each class for students to read as they enter. Since I know that my students enjoy the Growth Mindset quotes I reference regularly in problem solving and the precepts from the book Wonder that I am currently reading aloud to them, I think they would really enjoy connecting with wisdom from other quotes as well. I will experiment with the idea of posting a quote each morning as the students enter the room. I wonder if they will start to look forward to coming in and reading the board each morning for a new quote (maybe that will even encourage them to read the morning instructions on a regular basis too!).
I believe that this has potential within out PYP Units of Inquiry as well. It would be interesting to show examples and then have students define unit-related vocabulary such as this: