Essential Questions in the Classroom

In a unit, all content, activities and assessments should connect to the essential questions. Remembering the role of two brains in learning, we should aim to balance the EQ's with the curriculum - introducing the questions in the beginning, middle and end of the unit. Students should answer the questions in multiples was as evidence of learning, and we should expect student responses to change, evolve, grow and be revised over time. This approach meets the needs of both linear and analyzing learner brains.