A teacher can create more effective questions through the use of the following strategies:
- Ask open-ended questions.
- Ask follow-up questions.
- Ask extension questions.
- Wait for students’ answers.
- Don’t evaluate responses.
- Use questions to move the class toward the learning goal.
- Use clarifying questions (“Explain . . .”).
- Ask “how” or “why” questions.
- Pose questions before asking a student to respond.
- Prepare 12 to 15 questions for an hour’s discussion.
- Don’t settle for only one answer.
- Develop a tolerance for silence.
- Avoid answering your own question.
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