Better teaching: Questioning students
|Why use multiple-choice questions?||From Ian Sheffield|
|How To Write Good Multiple-Choice Questions||Link||Just about all you need to know.
Blogpost from learningscientists.org
|The key to good questionning: essential versus non-essential questions||Post from edge.ascd.org|
|Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers.
Also includes lots of bad questions.
|"the most telling hallmark of a bad question is that it encourages learners to guess what the teacher’s thinking" From teachthought.com|
|For Students, the Question is More Important Than the Answer||Blogpost from mindshift|
|Questions are critical, and how to manage and navigate a good question requires practice.||Blogpost from mindshift|
|Telling You the Answer Isn’t the Answer||
"It’s not their fault, but students often visualize learning as a series of things they can put on flash cards." From Physics professor Rhett Allain at wired.com
5 Better Ways For Students To Say ‘I Don’t Know’ In The Classroom
|How about allowing them to say "Can I have some more information please?" From Jeff Dunne on edudemic.com|
|Explanations are not enough; we need questions||From physics-teacher Alom Shaha via physicsfocus.org|
|Closed questions and higher order thinking||From Daisy Christodoulou. First of a series of related blogposts from Daisy|
|Top ten questionning strategies||Blogpost from Huntingenglish. Excellent and very detailed summary|
|Pose, Pause, Bounce, Pounce||YouTube video from Wiliam Dylan referenced in the link above. 3 mins|
|Blog post on how to do it properly||From Geography teacher John Sayers|
|Cartoon illustrating the point||From TeacherToolkit. Would make a nice poster for gentle reminding.|
|The "No hands up" rule|
|The problem with "hands up"|| It goes on for quite a while but there's food for thought.
Dylan Wiliam via YouTube.
|Did you know that there are different categories of students for 'hands up'?||Fun look at this. YouTube 3 mins.|
|Why arguing is the best way to learn||Blog post from anniemurphypaul.com referencing Eric Mazur|
|Teach through augmentation||Help students realise that Science isn't 'just a bunch of facts'. From Standford News|
|To help students learn deeply, ask them to explain||Blogpost from anniemurphypaul.com|
|Give the students a stop watch and let them monitor your talking. You are allowed a maximum of 10 minutes in the entire lesson.|
|Should teachers talk less in the classroom?||One teacher begs to differ. Blog post|
|Asking questions is always good but ‘Questioning’ as a pillar of pedagogy is more troubling and we fetishise it at our peril.||Interesting take on this from learningspy. See also the related links on the bottom|