How to Ask Questions that Stimulate Students to Think and Learn
When you hear an expert teacher question students it may sound deceptively easy. It is not. Learning how to ask powerful questions of students is a very valuable skill and like any other skill, takes time and deliberate practice to develop. In this session we will explore various kinds of questioning techniques and the multiple reasons for questioning students such as: to stimulate and provoke them to think creatively; to help them clarify their thinking; to encourage them to think critically; to teach students to be reflective and to develop self-control. In addition, educators will discuss ways to be good listeners that validate students’ ideas and builds a strong sense of community in a group.