During the February 25th faculty meeting, we will discuss Design Question 4 from The Art and Science of Teaching: What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge? Out of all of the chapters in the Marzano text, this might be the most unfamiliar and the most challenging, particularly because, in my experience, we do not see hypothesis generating and testing much beyond what students do in science. However, anytime you ask a student to predict, you are asking that student to hypothesize . . . Marzano gives several good ways for all teachers to leverage the power of generating and testing hypotheses in their classrooms.
The best way to prepare for the 2/25 meeting is to read chapter 4 from The Art and Science of Teaching. I am also attaching a .ppt for you to peruse that will help you prepare for Monday’s discussion.
I should have had this on the Network Blog this morning; however, as you might have noticed, I forgot to add this when I was doing the updating yesterday afternoon.