Not sure if my earlier proposal to change our wiki project to a blogging project has been accepted but I am stepping out on faith and demonstrating what could be done with our blog pages. Below I have taken some of the discussion ideas that I got from a Twitter resource to begin possible blogging conversations. This conversation is a possible one that could happen between students about school.
Here is a sample of questions that can be discussed within our blog posts and comments. The setup is Student A proposes questions to be comment upon by Student B and Student B proposes questions to be commented upon by Student A.
STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)
1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘school’?
2) What is your first memory of school?
3) Were you happy with your school?
4) Why do you think it is that many children don’t like school?
5) What’s the most important thing you learned at school?
6) Do you think your school days are the best days of your life?
7) What are your best and worst memories of school?
8) If you went to school again, what would you do differently?
9) Did you like your school uniform?
10) Educator Robert Duke said: “Children are naturally expressive but they go to school and get it taught out of them.” Do you agree?
STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)
1) What’s the most important thing a school should teach children?
2) Is school too dangerous these days?
3) What advice would you give to your children about school?
4) Do you think school is too much like a production line in a factory?
5) Do you like looking at your old school photos?
6) What’s your image of school in other countries?
7) What kind of discipline do you think there should be in schools?
8) What school clubs did you belong to?
9) Albert Einstein said: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school?” What did he mean by this?
10) Agatha Christie said: “Nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them [so] they seem…unable to produce their own ideas.” Do you agree with her?
Thanks to Sean Banville at http://www.esldiscussions.com/ for questions.