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On page 149 of
Jim Knight suggests that Instructional Coaches create a digital bank of prompts that they can share with others. Let's start collecting Thinking prompts here:
Type of Thinking Prompt
(Video, Case, Short Story,
Photograph, Word/Metaphor, etc...)
Link to Prompt or Upload
One Love (Play for Change)
As referenced on p. 125 of
Ask teachers for their ideas on how they
might use this clip as a thinking prompt
with their class.
for additional ideas.
Maurice Cheeks/Natalie Gilbert National Anthem
As referenced on p. 142-145 of
High-Impact Instruction (p. 142-145)
Jim Knight refers to this video as he describes
the attributes of effective thinking prompts.
As referenced on p. 145-147 of
High-Impact Instruction (p. 145-147)
Jim Knight refers to this video as he describes how
to use thinking prompts.
Jim Knight's Thinking Prompt Coaching
to reduce opening paragraph of story down to visual representation
Stimulate thinking around upcoming content
Use to show the importance of differentiated instruction
Football video on Assessment FOR Learning
Great video to share with teachers who still average marks.
Did You Know video, 2012 version
Five minute video to launch discussions on globalization and 21st century skills. Videos from prior years are shorter and also effective.
Susan Doyle on Britain's Got Talenthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnmbJzH93NU
Great video for a character education unit, stimulating thinking and discussions around stereo-typing, preconceptions and assumptions. It's long (7:00) but I think worth it.
This is the WKRP in Cincinnati video Jim Knight refers to on p. 178-179 of High Impact Instruction. The DJ, Venus Flytrap has a conversation with Arnold. He convinces Arnold to stay in school by betting him he can teach him "the basics of the atom."
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