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!
Differentiation TechniqueAsk Better Questions
Read The OverviewFour Types of Questions You Can Ask
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.
Specific Examples of “Ask Better Questions”
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.
Inquiry Training: Teach Students To Ask Better Questions
Inquiry Training is a model of instruction that looks a lot like 20 Questions. You’ll teach your students to ask more helpful questions and to avoid rushing to a hypothesis too quickly.
Add Criteria to Improve “Evaluate” Questions
With some small changes, we can turn fluffy opinion questions into thought-provoking evaluation questions.