The Miniature Guide to the Art of Asking Essential Questions

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Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul

Publisher: Thinker's Guide Library

ISBN: 9780944583166

Category: Analysis (Philosophy)

Page: 48

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This volume of the Thinker's Guide Library addresses the vital role of questions in every area of life. As readers develop a questioning mind, they also come to a better understanding of the world and of themselves. This book illustrates how well developed questions lead to deeper knowledge and counteract dangerous ignorance.

The Art of Asking Essential Questions

Based on Critical Thinking Concepts and Socratic Principles

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Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538133806

Category: Education

Page: 48

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This volume of the Thinker’s Guide Library addresses the vital role of questions in every area of life. As readers develop a questioning mind, they also come to a better understanding of the world and of themselves. This book illustrates how well developed questions lead to deeper knowledge and counteract dangerous ignorance.

The Art of Inquiry

Questioning Strategies for K-6 Classrooms

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Author: Nancy Lee Cecil,Jeanne Pfeifer

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 1553792548

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Asking questions is one of the most essential functions of teaching. In this book, the authors Nancy Lee Cecil and Jeanne Pfeifer show teachers how to develop both their own questioning skills and those of their students. The authors explain how to model provocative, open-ended questions, and provides many useful teacher- and student-directed questioning strategies. From these strategies, children learn how to ask questions that enable them to construct their own meaning from what they read and experience. This revised edition includes several new questioning strategies. In addition, many of the strategies found in the original edition have been updated and/or expanded to reflect today's best practices in educaiton. The Art of Inquiry is divided into two sections. Part I identifies the many types of questions and the thinking skills they promote (such as knowledge, comprehesion, analysis, and evaluation), and discusses how to foster the free flow of questions and anwers. Part II provides practical questioning strategies and activities (for example, Polar Opposite, Think Aloud, and Self-Instruction) that stimulate the highest critical and creative thinking skills. The authors also show how asking the right questions can help children to understand content, learn to ask effective questions of themselves, and make clear connections between diverse thoughts.

Writing for Understanding

Strategies to Increase Content Learning

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Author: Donovan R. Walling

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412964357

Category: Education

Page: 129

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Written specifically for non–language arts teachers, this resource focuses on using writing as an instructional tool to deepen and expand student understanding in the content areas.

Building Better Relationships

Proven Strategies to Make the Most of Your Personal Connections (Collection)

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Author: Richard Templar,Linda Elder,Richard Paul,Mark Woods,Trapper Woods,Merrick Rosenberg,Daniel Silvert

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133448673

Category: Self-Help

Page: 945

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A brand new collection of 4 expert guides to building better personal relationships, connections, and careers! A breakthrough personal skills book collection: improve all your relationships, and become more successful at everything you do! You can learn to be more efficient, more productive, more engaging, more rational, more emotionally intelligent, and happier! This extraordinary collection of books is packed with all the learnable skills, techniques, and attitudes you’ll need. First, in The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition, Richard Templar uncovers 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they’ve never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that will make you happier… make you a better friend, partner, and parent… help you leave the world a better place. Next, in 30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking, Revised and Expanded Edition, Drs. Linda Elder and Richard Paul teach specific, easy-to-learn critical thinking techniques that help you cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices about everything from money to intimate relationships. They’ll help you overcome poor thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions... clarify what you want... recognize what you don’t know… resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy... critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss, and your family… avoid worrying, conformism, and blame! Then, in Attack Your Day , Mark and Trapper Woods present crucial “activity management” skills and 101 productivity strategies for achieving unprecedented effectiveness, and moving relentlessly towards your greatest life goals. Dramatically improve the way you prioritize activities… organize inherently more productive days… overcome procrastination forever… know how to “turn on a dime” without sacrificing focus … learn how and when to say NO to interruptions! Finally, in Taking Flight! , Merrill Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert reveal profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style. You’ll learn to use the proven DISC model of human behavior to become a more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; and build deeper relationships. Then, you’ll create your own personal action plan for making the most of your strengths, working around weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! From world-renowned personal performance experts Richard Templar, Linda Elder, Richard Paul, Mark Woods, Trapper Woods, Merrick Rosenberg, and Daniel Silvert

The Art of Asking Questions

Studies in Public Opinion, 3

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Author: Stanley Le Baron Payne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400858062

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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While the statisticians are trying to knock a few tenths off the statistical error, says Mr. Payne, errors of tens of percents occur because of bad question wording. Mr. Payne's shrewd critique of the problems of asking questions reveals much about the nature of language and words, and a good deal about the public who must answer the poller's questions. For public opinion pollers, census takers, advertising copywriters, and survey makers of all kinds this book will be a tool for the achievement of more reliable results. Originally published in 1951. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Art of Modern Sales Management

Driving Performance in a Connected World

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Author: Renie McClay

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Learn everything you need to know to be a top sales manager! Sales management has changed dramatically in the past decade. With increasing globalization and many companies adding more virtual workers, the task of managing these diverse sales teams has become increasingly complicated. In a connected and evolving world it is hard to offer a definitive guide, but this book strives to sketch out a blueprint for managing performance in a changing sales landscape. Each chapter is written by a sales professional and thought leader, many with experience as both a salesperson and as a sales manager. Learn from their experience and use the action plans at the end of each chapter to grow into a better leader for your team, whether they are down the hall or across the world. • Use action plans to broaden your understanding and improve your sales management skills. • Learn best practices in sales management from hiring the best candidates to managing their performance. • Learn how to develop and maintain a strong sales team with a global or virtual workforce.

The Art of Mingling

Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

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Author: Jeanne Martinet

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429958200

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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- Opening lines that really work - Tips and tricks for the tongue-tied - The etiquette of escape - Mastering the fine points of eye contact, small talk, introductions, and more - Feel terrific at any party -- business or social Does the idea of talking to a lot of people you don't know make you weak in the knees? You may be suffering from mingle-phobia -- a secret fear of parties. The Art of Mingling will show you how to overcome your fears, meet new people with charm and confidence, and acheive social success at every kind of party -- business or pleasure. Filled with dozens of simple techniques, tricks, lines and maneuvers, The Art of Mingling will help you: - Develop the right mindset for entering a room full of strangers - Choose your first mingling target - Deliver opening lines that really work - Keep the conversation alive and interesting - Master the etiquette of escape - Circulate with grace and style - Use advanced mingling techniques such as body language, accents, props, toasts, and name tags for maximum effect - Recover from faux pas -- everything from spills and memory lapses to wrong attire - Negotiate tough rooms (too crowded, too empty, too "too") - Feel completely at ease at any kind of party

Wait, What?

And Life's Other Essential Questions

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Author: James E. Ryan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006266476X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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New York Times Bestseller “What, What? is a welcome—and joyful—reminder that true wisdom comes from asking the right questions. Should you read this book? Absolutely.” —Clayton Christensen, bestselling author of How Will You Measure Your Life? Based on the wildly popular commencement address, the art of asking (and answering) good questions by the Dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Whether we’re in the boardroom or the classroom, we spend far too much time and energy looking for the right answer. But the truth is that questions are just as important as answers, often more so. If you ask the wrong question, for instance, you’re guaranteed to get the wrong answer. A good question, on the other hand, inspires a good answer and, in the process, invites deeper understanding and more meaningful connections between people. Asking a good question requires us to move beyond what we think we know about an issue or a person to explore the difficult and the unknown, the awkward, and even the unpleasant. In Wait, What?, Jim Ryan, dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, celebrates the art of asking—and answering—good questions. Five questions in particular: Wait, what?; I wonder…? Couldn’t we at least…?; How can I help?; and What truly matters? Using examples from politics, history, popular culture, and social movements, as well as his own personal life, Ryan demonstrates how these essential inquiries generate understanding, spark curiosity, initiate progress, fortify relationships, and draw our attention to the important things in life—from the Supreme Court to Fenway Park. By regularly asking these five essential questions, Ryan promises, we will be better able to answer life’s most important question: “And did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?” At once hilarious and illuminating, poignant and surprising, Wait, What? is an inspiring book of wisdom that will forever change the way you think about questions.

Religious Education as Encounter. A Tribute to John M. Hull

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Author: Siebren Miedema

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830968948

Category: Education

Page: 151

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This volume is a tribute to our esteemed colleague Professor John Martin Hull for his exceptional academic achievements in the field of religious education. Especially worth mentioning are his worldwide continuous efforts in trying to realize interreligious education and interreligious learning in public schools. In his approach there is a strong emphasis on openness, dialogue, and encounter. When we are looking for an adequate vignette to characterize the contribution of this famous religious educator, a good one might be ‘religious education as encounter’. That is why this volume is systematically focusing on this topic. It brings together contributions from leading researchers in the international field of religious education adhering to a great variety of religious or worldview traditions, and it addresses a wide range of perspectives regarding the concept of encounter in religious education.