Reinvent the Q&A. Dig deeply as your class researches one student-posed question of the day.

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Encourage questioning in your classroom. What might the pyramids have looked like if the Egyptians used different materials? How many cities are built above sea level? How many are below? Then post your questions outside of the classroom, pose them to experts or to other students and teachers. Boomerang the questions - bringing them back into the classroom by redesigning upcoming lessons and projects around a student-posed questions of the day. Let students dig deeply into their research as they seek answers to their own questions!

HMW integrate STE(A)M challenges into #boomerang?

Inspiration: TG Brainstorming event @ Steelcase (Oct. 2016)

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Hey @Joe D'Annibale! I really like this idea. I just wanted to share my experience with you in hopes that it helps you build out yours. In 5th grade, we had a cleaned out peanut butter jar that sat at the front of the classroom. It was our "question of the day" jar where we could write a question on a piece of paper and submit it. At the end of the week, we'd receive responses to our questions from a mysterious person. It wasn't until the end of the year wh had a field trip to the Physics Department at the  University of Minnesota and met our surprise Professor of Science who had been answering our questions for us. It was so much fun!

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