Off Topic Question Box, the perfect classroom resource for honoring student curiosity and answering those “I’ve Always wondered if” questions. This is an excellent resource for “extra” learning. Inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and a boundless method of learning additional information that students find interesting.
Contains printables, decoration, and forms for putting in the box with questions.
Questions can be answered by the teacher or assigned to other students.
A shoebox or tissue box is a perfect size. Decorate as you wish!
Set any rules or parameters, or have it be a free for all.
My first year of teaching I roared through material. I was a lion and would rarely stop to breathe, but wanted to inspire a continuous drive for inquiry and extra learning beyond our content standards.
This off topic question box can be used to invite students to put their lingering or long-time questions, about any subject, on a piece of paper, anonymous or not (your choice), and they can be answered when you need to fill a few minutes, in transition, or scheduled on a particular day of the week.