PARENT APP OF THE MONTH Harvard Researcher Ron Ritchhart has created 9 Apps parents can use to foster a culture of thinking at home.
What Makes You Say That? This simple question is the "killer app" for parents and teachers. By simply asking, "What makes you say that?", in a curious and nonjudgmental tone after someone has given a response, we are able to get a window into the thinking behind that person's initial response. Many teachers refer to this as the magic question, because of how much it is able to reveal about a students' thinking. The reasoning behind the response often tells us much more than the response itself.