Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?
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We put a great deal of emphasis on the answers our children (and adults for that matter) give to questions they are asked. Think about homework, in-class assignments and exams. These are all typically one-directional – teachers asking students for answers.
This author argues that our focus may be better placed by encouraging students to ask better questions in the first place. Some of us still remember the stress associated with raising our hands in class, despite the many years that might have passed.
This article explores the benefits to asking questions and offers 5 ways to encourage your students to raise their hands without negative consequences.