A go-to activity to introduce the prompts of depth and complexity to students while they also introduce themselves to their new classmates.
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 I’d push a mere science demonstration to higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The bracketed tournament isn’t just for college basketball. Set up a tournament to determine best president, state, element, or literary character and challenge your students to make interesting judgements.
By far, ❓Unanswered Questions was the prompt that I under-utilized with my own class. Now I see it in a whole new light, and boy is there immense power in prompting students to note and explore truly unanswered questions.