From: Richard Benjamin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 9:09 AM
Subject: Professional Learning Prompts - Inquiry, Questions &
Opportunities for Moral Action
Kathy & Bryan,
As we agreed, I will periodically send
a 'prompt' for you to consider, for group discussion at one of the grade or team meetings, or for the volunteers
who come to the monthly meeting, or, you might simply send it on to selected teachers for their individual reflection.
The first 'prompt' focuses on INQUIRY and the formulation of meaningful questions, keeping in mind that
I always push for both arts integration (in this case Theater/performing for others) and character development (improved
relationships among students as an explicit goal of the teacher).
I am suggesting a video which addresses
the 'inquiry' aspect of the arts integration
, specifically the framing of especially useful significant
and deepening questions. But, it also illustrates a prime method of character development - providing opportunities
for moral action
, in this case, students teaching other students.
Of course, special for Lafayette
Comeaux HS, the videos are from a math class!
First, view the video(s) at