Effective Questioning & Student Discussion

Session Description

Effective questioning skills are essential to guiding students into higher level thinking and checking for understanding. In this session, you will learn about effective question stems, how to probe and extend student thinking, scaffold, differentiate questioning, and how to develop student-centered discussion.

Learner Outcomes

  • learn to know each other and the teacher, which will enhance the classroom culture.
  • engage students in their learning to think more critically.


https://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/zF3hJfP77CnRVrA/webActivity 1: Poll Everywhere

Why is it important to use Effective Questioning in the classroom? Take our Poll Everywhere, then we will discuss.

Activity 2: Modeling Effective Questioning

You will read two pages of Go Set a Watchman. Together as a group will we discuss those two pages, modeling effective questioning.

Activity 3: Playground

Watch this short video on effective questioning

Now, create some effective questions for a particular lesson/unit. Then you will share out.

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