From the Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series is a helpful resource for teachers that looks at questioning styles and strategies to enhance learning and student achievement. Questions are at the heart of teaching and learning. In fact, teachers may spend as much as 60% of their instructional time asking questions, listening to answers and providing feedback. Studies over the past two decades have shown conclusively that effective questioning leads to significant gains in student achievement. What’s more, using a variety of questions to engage different styles of thought is one of the most effective and easiest ways for teachers to differentiate instruction.
Questioning Styles and Strategies has everything a teacher needs to master effective questioning in their classroom. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area. Over four sessions, teachers will learn about the research and principles behind effective questioning; the four research-based questioning tools; how to design and deliver question-rich lessons and units, and how to analyse student work and other classroom artefacts to improve instructional decision making.
Supplementary Pack Includes:
- A classroom poster: Ideal for helping students master strategies and techniques
- A workcard: A quick reference tool for implementing the strategy
- A Workbook/Resource Guide: Includes everything each teacher needs to master the strategy through four interactive sessions