Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce! Reading Time: 4 minutes This article features on The Guardian Teacher Network here.
My supporting resource to this article below can also be found on the TES Resources website. It has been viewed over 10,500 times (Nov ’12), and I have to say…one of my favourite resources and strategies to use in the classroom. It definitely helps achieve ‘Outstanding’. This was originally posted on 4.11.12 and have been redrafted on 4.1.13. Where would I be without Twitter? Following this tweet below on #ukedchat 3.11.11, I have decided to elaborate on this AfL strategy, before sharing it with the world via The Guardian Teacher Network Blog.
Resource: My tweet on 3.11.11 was:“@TeacherToolkit, #ukedchat Missed out tonight, look forward to reading ideas. Firstly, this concept is not mine. However, I do take credit for any reference to Winnie The Pooh analogies fixed to Pose Pause Pounce Bounce. So it is at this point, where I will be honourable and credit a colleague who I think has a money-spinning idea here. Pose Pause Pounce Bounce Questioning in Physical Education. Dylan Wiliam on PPPB - Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce. Untitled. Agree, Build Challenge (ABC) Questioning. Not quite a stand-alone CPD session, this post instead contains a resource that I use frequently in my own teaching as well as sharing with my trainees.
The technique here is designed to move question away from the traditional “IRF” (teacher initiates, student responds, teacher gives feedback) model and towards questioning that is more centred on the students listening and responding to each other. I feel that this encourages much more thinking on their part, does not allow them to switch off so easily and I suppose also encourages them to be more independent. To facilitate this, I use Agree, Build, Challenge questioning: In essence, instead of the questions being bounced back to the teacher they get passed between students who need to say whether they agree, want to build on or challenge the previous statement (as well as supplying a reason).
Questioning. Even More Questioning. Try using pictures at the start of a lesson to engage students with a new topic or to recap and old topic.
Try to source pictures that are obscure in some way. The idea is that students would generate things they would like to know about the objects/ people/ places. Suggestion 1: Give students sticky notes and they should walk around the room, look at all the pictures and stick on their questions as they go. Suggestion 2: Put students in small groups or pairs. They can walk around the room discussing the pictures, generating questions and sharing possible answers. Top 5 Questioning. No Hands Up & No Hiding. Wait Time. Stretch It. Right is Right. No Opt Out. Questions, Questions, Questions – Hannah Tyreman. Asking questions in class is a central part of teaching, learning and assessment.
You should aim to ask challenging questions of students and they should feel comfortable to ask questions of you. Questioning allows you to: Check learningStretch learningSupport learning What follows are some approaches to maximise your questioning technique so that you can avoid the tumbleweed that blows past as you ask a question to a whole room of learners. Selecting Students It’s important to ensure that questions are spread across the room. Here are some great strategies for varying who you ask whilst also adding a fun element to it: Use a random name generator: try the ‘Decide Now‘ App for iPad or THIS SITEUse lollipop sticks with names on and pick them out at randomStudents nominate each other to answer- this is a good strategy if the class know each other well and are comfortable with one another Give students thinking time Click here to read more about think, pair, square, share.
Bloom's Question Stems. Thunks. The Classroom Experiment lollipop sticks. The ‘Washing Hands’ of Learning: Think Pair Share. A blog about something really obvious but worth spelling out.
After 25 years of teaching, I’ve been through a fair amount of dodgy INSET/CPD. As a result I am something of a ‘visiting speaker’ sceptic. However, it hasn’t all been bad; far from it. Some ideas have been very influential such as the ideas behind CASE (Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education) developed at Kings in the 1990s; also the principles of formative assessment that have trickled into our collective consciousness as teachers since ‘Inside the Black Box’. Whilst some ideas have helped me to frame an overarching philosophy for teaching or have augmented my armoury of teaching tools, there is one simple strategy that has transformed the way I teach every lesson, every day: Think, Pair, Share.
I used to be a ‘hands up’ merchant just like a lot of people. But the solution came: Every time you ask a question, get the students to think first, then discuss it in pairs before they answer. An everyday hands-up moment.. 6 types of Socratic Questions. Untitled. Starter Activities. Top Technology Tools. EdPuzzle Tutorial Video. Wunderlist Tutorial Video. Popplet Mindmaps Tutorial Video. Quizizz Tutorial Video. Padlet Tutorial Video. Smore Tutorial Video. Piktochart Tutorial Video.