Questioning seems like a simple instructional strategy but there's a lot more to effective questioning. This website gives some background on the importance of questioning, and the different types of questions that are effective for learning. I also love that they give some examples of effective and ineffective questions, and ways to incorporate good questioning into your classroom routine.
When I'm teaching, I find coming up with questions relatively easy, but I struggle with how to follow-up after students answer. What do I say when they don't quite get the answer I'm looking for? How do I redirect? How much time should I give students to think or modify their answers? This website answers a lot of my questions and made me a more effective questioner. It also has lots of links to other great resources for conitnued learning.
This thorough article is great. I love that it discusses the difference between convergent and divergent questions at various levels. It provides awesome information and examples. They align ideas to Bloom's taxonomy and discusses the pros and cons of each type of question. It also goes on to provide techniques for successful questioning.
We hear all the time that effective questioning leads to deeper learning, but what does that actually look like in the classroom. I love this video because it provides a great example of how to do this effectively in your classroom.
This great downloadable document provides amazing question starters that encourage higher-level thinking. I always find that developing questions for the higher levels seem to be hardest, and this document gives some great ideas. I have this printed out and on my desk at all times to use as a reference on the fly.
Sometimes I look at the Bloom's taxonomy and I love the ideas behind it but I'm at a loss of how to apply it in my classroom. How can I stimulate that deeper thought in my students? This article provides a great starting place. I can use it to develop new questions that will fall into each category, and also reference good activity types that would apply for each level of thought.
This video is a great example of student-led discussion. When students are leading the discussion, they are automatically accessing the higher portion of Bloom's Taxonomy. The strategies offered in this video will help you to lead a similar discussion and keep it going with appropriate questions.
This interactive website tool allows you to explore the various levels of thought. I love it because it gives me a starting point for developing great questions that access deeper thought among my students.