Along the same lines as last week's WICOR strategy, providing opportunities for students to critically think and make connections with the things they are learning not only enriches their learning but gets them out of their seats and collaborating with their peers. Q.C.C. (Question, Confusion, and Connection): Ask pairs of students to come up with one Costa’s Level 2/3 questions, or Blooms apply, analyze, synthesis or evaluate styles of questions, about their notes, one point of confusion they would like to have cleared up (or if they understand everything, something they would like to know more about), and one connection to something they have learned or experienced in this class, in another class, or in their own lives. Then, send each group member to meet with a member of another group to share their findings and add new ideas to their own notes. An activity like this could be used as an entry or exit task. It could be used as an activity halfway through the class that allows the student to process their thinking at that point.
- WICOR tip provided by Jaime Rees, Social Studies and 9-12 AVID elective teacher