Sunday, March 26, 2017

March Musings 26: Burning Questions

Margaret Simon asked writers in the DigiLit Sunday writing community to think about the topic, Burning Question, this week. Many relevant, burning questions have been posed lately on Twitter educational chats. As one of the moderators of #NYEDChat, I know that it is important to pose both timely topics and questions that ask connected colleagues to reflect on critical topics. 

Some examples of topics and questions are:
“Prevailing” is not linear.  It is a lifelong process.  What is one specific thing that you can do this week to continue being a difference-maker in your school or district?

How do #StuVoice opportunities connect and empower students to develop empathy for causes & movements outside of their comfort zone?

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Why do we need to be a tribe of positive champions?

Is homework valuable?
How can we reimagine homework to be a more effective learning experience?

I created the following What if poem to reply to the burning questions on the homework  topic.  (The format is a zeno created by the imaginative J. Patrick Lewis, Children's Poet Laureate from 2011-13.)

Have you engaged in Twitter chats where the burning question allowed you to reflect deeply?

This is my twenty-sixth posting in a series titled March Musings for Two Writing Teachers' March Slice of Life Story Challenge, that addresses the DigiLit Sunday topic, Burning Question. Please visit both communities of writers to see the vast array of topics and writing styles.