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What some solid strategies to improving my questioning skills?

Oct 12, 2016 8:27am

  • Math
  • 9-12
  • Planning


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    • Nov 5, 2016 4:39pm

      These comments are very valuable. As stated, too often we "ask" students "will you please get started on your assignment .. will you please sit down .. when we should just say what we want to be done followed by a thank you.

      I find that many new teachers ask mostly questions that require a "yes, no, or one word response."

      Teachers should be reminded to pose questions in a manner that encourages students to "share their thoughts and comments." Teachers can then go to another student with questions such as "what thoughts can you add to the response?" or "do you have any different ideas?" Soon students may learn to listen and elaborate. This questioning strategy can get students involved in communication leading to higher level thinking.

      • Nov 6, 2016 6:40am

        Planning a focus question and a few possible follow-up questions helps me. By anticipating misconceptions students may have, I'm better able to think of follow-up questions.