The Right Way To Ask Questions In The Classroom
In this blog post, Ben Johnson addresses how teachers are asking the wrong questions in the classroom. I never really considered that my teachers were asking me the wrong types of questions until reading this blog post. He points out that there are a handful of students who will answer a question every time and there are the majority of students who will never answer questions. This stems from the way the teacher is asking the question. When a teacher asks if everyone understands he/she is really asking for the permission of her students to move onto a new concept, but that is not necessarily the right question to be asking. In order for our students to understand we need to give them all the chance to process the question and form an answer and then randomly choose a student to answer.
Asking Questions To Improve Learning
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