FROM THE ARCHIVES: Curriculum Series #4—Crafting a Compelling Driving Question

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

Today, I am discussing an element of project-based learning that is often overlooked – how to craft a compelling driving question.⁠

I break down the differences between essential and driving questions, I give examples of each, and a checklist or the standard of what is needed. When you are creating a driving question, I recommend a minimum of 5 iterations to encompass the criteria for that driving question.⁠

The criteria for a compelling driving question:⁠

– It’s engaging to students⁠
– Allows for open ended responses⁠
– Opens a range of responses⁠
– Rooted in a specific context-can’t be too broad⁠
– Clear language & phrasing for the students⁠
– Centers justice⁠
– Aligned to learning goals⁠

I hope you will learn some interesting things from this discussion.

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