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!
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.
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.
With some small changes, we can turn fluffy opinion questions into thought-provoking evaluation questions.
Ten techniques I found myself using as I re-wrote old questions from my classroom.
How to ask Divergent Questions and ensure that your students are thinking rather than merely remembering.
Asking questions is such a basic tool of teaching, yet how many of us have ever been taught to ask good questions? In this opening to a series about questioning, we’ll explore how to get students asking each other questions.