Questioning by @sabato0612

Name: Daniel Sabato
Twitter name: @sabato0612
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): History
Position: Assistant Head
What is your advice about? Questioning

1: Moving from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ and ‘why’ is the challenge for both staff and students. Questioning is a powerful tool to stretch and challenge our students.

2: Don’t ask too many questions, when often one will suffice.

3: Embrace the silence and let the students think. That period of time is essential, so let the suspense build before you take responses.

4: Vary the method of responses, hands up is certainly not a bad thing but do consider alternative ways to gather the ideas of the class.

5: Create and embed a culture where the students are comfortable enough to question each other, modelling the practice that you have demonstrated.

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