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Asking the Right Questions

Questioning is a central force in the educational arena. Used as a teaching tool long ago even during the time of Socrates, questions can generate conversations, steer thinking, and boost learning in the classroom. Asking the right questions is often more important than obtaining the right answers, especially when the questions stimulate critical thinking in students.
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Asking the Right Questions
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    The most wide-known classification system for categorizing the cognitive difficulty of questions is Bloom’s Taxonomy. This framework was designed by educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom in 1956, but has since been revised. This hierarchy offers six levels of question types to promote critical thinking during instruction. Find useful verbs, sample questions, and possible activities for promoting questioning on different levels.
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    Kelly Flynn says:
    The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory summarizes research on questioning techniques in this document. While questioning has extensive history as a teaching technique, questioning also has a place in the modern world of effective teacher practice. Research has shown questioning as a top teaching method as classroom teachers spend thirty to fifty percent of their instructional time initiating questioning sessions. Review this article for more information on the impact of higher and lower
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    This link has several short videos that show exemplary teachers using questioning techniques to engage students. Listen to the initial questions being asked to students as well as the follow-up questions that respond to the student's first response.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    A great resource with suggestions of practices, tips, and resources for heightening questioning methods in the classroom. The information comes from seasoned teachers representing lower and higher grade levels. There are many links also provided where you can find more information on these techniques.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Teaching kids to ask meaningful questions isn't an easy task. While kids throw questions at us all of the time, it can be difficult to teach them how to ask relevant questions about material they read. Use this blog to discover useful ideas for encouraging kids to ask purposeful questions before and after they read.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    To know the right questions to push mathematical thinking forward, teachers must regularly work to amplify their own understanding of mathematical concepts. By attending to students’ ideas and focusing on learning objectives and broad mathematical ideas, teachers can identify and develop the necessary concepts in students’ instruction. This document will help you prepare to ask the right questions at the right time as you prepare your lessons.
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    Tips from Teachers: Improving on the "Questioning" Indicator

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    A great resource with suggestions of practices, tips, and resources for heightening questioning methods in the classroom. The information comes from seasoned teachers representing lower and higher grade levels. There are many links also provided where you can find more information on these techniques.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    This unit of study on asking questions provides eleven detailed lessons you can implement to help students ask quality questions as they engage with text. Use this resource to help your students when reading by asking the right kind of questions at the right time.
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