“What makes humans different from other species?”

Bridgette Byrd O’Connor, BHP Team Member Louisiana, USA The Driving Question (DQ) for Unit 6 really got me thinking about how primal we humans can be, in particular when some of our basest instincts come out. For me, this is often when I’m driving (and yelling) at people, desperately wishing I had a siren, a … Continue reading “What makes humans different from other species?”

Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 5 — How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

BHP Team Washington, USA In December’s Big Question article, veteran BHP educator Bridgette O’Connor takes on the Unit 5 Driving Question, “How and why do theories evolve?” She shares her approach to teaching Unit 5, including strategies for anticipating questions from parents who might not be comfortable with the topic of how our understanding of … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 5 — How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

Bridgette Byrd O’Connor, BHP Team Louisiana, USA Students ask questions… they ask a lot of questions! Answering them or guiding students to find those answers is part of our job as teachers. Many BHP student questions have to do with the key point in the driving question for driving question (DQ) for Unit 5: How … Continue reading How and Why Do Theories Evolve?