What rich problem have you given students? Did it foster student ownership?
One open-ended question that I used this past year was having my pre-paramedic students determine a process for estimating the blood loss from a blood pool (ie How could you estimate the total volume of blood loss from a patient based on the visual blood pool? What considerations would you need to make for this estimation?) They then used a measured liquid and tested out their estimation process with the "blood pool" they created.
It was great to see their inquiry process and the different thoughts and strategies used. Students were more resilient in the process and I noticed authentic and lasting learning when the topic came up in later examples and lessons.
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