Effective Questioning in the Classroom
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The Big Idea - Questioning

The Big Idea - Questioning | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Never one to miss an opportunity to share good ideas, at an INSET day last week staff were asked to write down one successful strategy they have used to develop questioning.  This article is a summ...
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Dawn smith's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:52 PM

Hinge questions

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Ideas for questioning in the classroom

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Socratic Questioning Resource

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Here's a first version of a resource I have put together to help me achieve my target (see previous blog post) of getting the students to ask more and better questions of each other's views/answers...
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A useful explanation of resources to support Socratic questioning in the classroom.

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Oiling the hinges - refining my construction of hinge question

Oiling the hinges - refining my construction of hinge question | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
It's always the same, whenever we concentrate on the steps, our footwork falls apart, but when we work on footwork we forget how to do the steps. Peter, tango teacher Improving teaching is just lik...
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The 20%: Questioning

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This is Part One of a new 2-part blog exploring effective questioning in the classroom. In a previous post I talked about the Pareto Principle. I suggested we should focus on improving the 20% of c...
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Teacher Talk: Sounding Into Ears

Teacher Talk: Sounding Into Ears | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In the early middle ages "instruction came from didactic grammarians who taught in repetitive and boring ways... the one way catechism (literally 'to sound into ears') by which the master instructe...
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A useful anecdotal piece from Martin Robinson, author of the brilliant Trvium 21C, a book about an idealised conception of the curriculum based upon the three disciplines of the classical trivium.

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Do they understand this well enough to move on? Introducing hinge questions

Do they understand this well enough to move on?  Introducing hinge questions | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
What happens when you use hinge questions to check student understanding? What is a hinge question? A check for understanding at a 'hinge-point' in a lesson, so-called because of two inter-linked m...
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Harry Fletcher-Wood is a terrific reflective practioner. He teaches History and CPD at Kingsmead School in London.

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Sharing Pedagogical Purposes: Hinge Questions. A Clarification.

Sharing Pedagogical Purposes: Hinge Questions. A Clarification. | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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A.B.C.P.E

A.B.C.P.E | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
So it looks like I don't know my alphabet...A.B.C.P.E... In reality, I am quietly confident that I could recite the 26 letters of the alphabet (in the correct oder). So why A.B.C.P.E? Well, I thoug...
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Outstanding Learning Development Group

Outstanding Learning Development Group | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
During our INSET day today, staff met in their 'Learning Development Group' (LDG) for the last session of the year.  Each LDG focuses on a specific area of teaching and learning and is an opportuni...
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'Question Time' and Asking 'Why' - HuntingEnglish

'Question Time' and Asking 'Why' - HuntingEnglish | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
No, this post isn’t a dissection of David Dimbleby’s negotiation of a bent table full of politicking talking heads. I’m sorry if you came...
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A detailed overview of some of the current thinking around questioning from the brilliant blogger, Alex Quigley. Head of English at Assistant Headteacher at Huntington School in York.

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Should we use questions to teach? – Part 2

Should we use questions to teach? – Part 2 | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Yesterday I kicked off a lengthy post on questioning.  Today I conclude it. What we have up to now is an amorphous outpouring of thoughts on questions; time to put some structure on it.  What if we...
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11. How can questioning unlock learning?

11. How can questioning unlock learning? | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Use questions to check and deepen understanding. According to Robert Marzano's book, Classroom Instruction that Works, 80 percent of what is considered instruction involves asking questions. The TE...
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A clear explanation of the main aspects of effective questioning from the excellent Teach First blogger, Joe Kirby.

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History & Geography do 'questioning'

History & Geography do 'questioning' | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
At a recent departmental meeting, the history and geography departments joined forces to discuss and share ideas about questioning.   What ensued was a lively discussion about what makes great ques...
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This blog contains the useful student questioning template by John Sayers.

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Making best use of exam questions

Making best use of exam questions | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
I have written before about Diagnostic Questions. A good diagnostic question can reveal a lot about a student’s thinking. Many of the questions we have written for the York Science Project have dra...
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How effective learning hinges on good questioning - David Didau: The Learning Spy

How effective learning hinges on good questioning - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Hands up who likes asking questions? Questioning is an essential part of helping students to make progress but only if it causes thinking or elicits evidence that informs our teaching.
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Forget the answer, what's the question? - David Didau: The Learning Spy

Forget the answer, what's the question? - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Effective Questioning in the Classroom | Scoop.it
We all know the value of effective questioning, but should it be the students rather than the teacher doing a bit more of the asking?
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The 'Washing Hands' of Learning: Think Pair Share

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A blog about something really obvious but worth spelling out. After 25 years of teaching, I've been through a fair amount of dodgy INSET/CPD. As a result I am something of a 'visiting speaker' scep...
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How to implement the think, pair, share model by Tom Sherrington. headteacher at KEGS grammar school in Essex.

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