Name: Daniel Sabato
Twitter name: @sabato0612
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.