If you want to make a massive change in the culture of your classroom, move from teachers asking students all of the questions to students asking each other questions!
All AboutAsking Better Questions
Is there any skill more fundamental to teaching than asking questions? I asked dozens (maybe hundreds?) each day. Yet, I had almost no training on how to ask questions well!
How long should we wait after asking a question?
I might ask the best questions in the world, but if I don’t give students even three seconds to think, those questions aren’t doing their job. Here’s what we know about Wait Time.
Ask Sequences, Never One-Off Questions
Beware one-off questions. Any question that we prepare should have a natural follow-up question. And those follow-ups should push students up Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Add Criteria to Improve “Evaluate” Questions
With some small changes, we can turn fluffy opinion questions into thought-provoking evaluation questions.
10 Techniques for Better Questions
Ten techniques I found myself using as I re-wrote old questions from my classroom.