Category Archives: Questioning Techniques

Instructional Strategy – Amber Donovan’s Poker Chip Question Technique

Amber Donovan contributed this questioning technique. “I learned this technique in another course and tried it out the last time I taught and it worked so well, I was shocked and excited at the results: I gave each student 3 … Continue reading

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Asking Effective Questions – best practices

There’s many articles written on how to ask questions. Here’s some that I liked: Questions Engaging Students through effective questions Questioning Skills to Engage Students Questioning Techniques. “Good learning starts with questions, not answers”. This article provides  a wealth of … Continue reading

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Building a Culture of Inquiry

If you want students to ask questions, the culture in your classroom has to support them in that.  Building a culture of inquiry means fostering an atmosphere where asking and answering questions is safe. Here are some articles to get … Continue reading

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Teaching Students to Ask Questions

“Students learn to ask questions by asking questions. Students learn to ask good questions by asking questions and then receiving feedback on them. Students learn to become scholars by learning to ask good questions.” Marshall Brain. (1998) The Importance of … Continue reading

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Thinking about thinking

This is an issue I deal with often in my fundamental math classroom. For example, a student may come in to the program not knowing how to divide using fractions. Once the student learns the skill, they might do really … Continue reading

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