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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students
My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom. After the students left, she commented on how I asked the whole class a question, would wait just a few seconds, and then answer it myself. "It's cute," she added. Um, I don't think she thought it was so cute. I think she was treading lightly on the ever-so shaky ego of a brand-new teacher while still giving me some very necessary feedback. So that day, I learned about wait/think time. Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only asking well-designed ones, but ones that will also lead students to questions of their own. Keeping It Simple I also learned over the years that asking straightforward, simply-worded questions can be just as effective as those intricate ones. #1. This question interrupts us from telling too much. #2. #3. #4. #5. How do you ask questions in your classroom?

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"Asking straightforward, simply-worded questions can be just as effective as those intricate ones" says Rebecca Alber. Indeed, questions such as 'What do you think?', 'Why do you think that?', 'How do you know this?', 'Can you tell me more?' and 'What questions do you still have?' can elicit students' responses and push further interaction. by dt4lt Oct 9

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