Questioning Skills for the Classroom

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Published on February 24, 2014

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a presentation to equip teachers with questioning skills

?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? Questioning ?????????????????????????????? Skills ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? for the ?????????????????????????????? Classroom ?????????????????????????????? ????????????????????? mnRAJU

What Are We Going to Learn? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ? Why do we ask questions? ?????????????????????????????? ? What are good questioning skills? ?????????????????????????????? ? How effective are our questioning skills? ?????????????????????????????? ? What are various types of questions? ?????????????????????????????? ? How to acquire good questioning skills? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

Why Do We Ask Questions? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? “If I had an hour to solve a problem ?????????????????????????????? and my life depended on the answer, I would spend the first 55 minutes ?????????????????????????????? figuring out the proper questions to ask. ?????????????????????????????? For if I knew the proper questions, I could solve the problem ?????????????????????????????? in less than 5 minutes.” ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

Why Do We Ask Questions? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: ?????????????????????????????? “So? Did you learn anything today?” ?????????????????????????????? But not my mother. She asked “Izzy, did you ask ?????????????????????????????? a good question today?” That difference ?????????????????????????????? — asking good questions — ?????????????????????????????? made me become a scientist. ?????????????????????????????? - Nobel laureate Isidor Isaac Rabi mnRAJU

Why Do We Ask Questions? ??????????????????????????????  to create clarity  to empower students ??????????????????????????????  to diagnose difficulties  to spark ideas, solutions ??????????????????????????????  to continue dialogue  to expand vision ??????????????????????????????  to evaluate performance  to fuel ?????????????????????????????? Analytical thinking  to achieve success ?????????????????????????????? Critical thinking  to create agreement Reflective thinking  to inspire confidence ?????????????????????????????? Creative thinking  to increase competence ??????????????????????????????     mnRAJU

Why Do We Ask Questions? ??????????????????????????????  Knowledge ??????????????????????????????  Comprehension ??????????????????????????????  Analysis ??????????????????????????????  Application ??????????????????????????????  Synthesis ??????????????????????????????  Evaluation ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? (who, what, whom, where, why, how) (retell) (What are the parts of.... ? features of....? Classify according to....) (How is.... an example of....? How is.... related to.....? Why is.... significant....?) (What would infer from? What ideas can you add to? How would you new....? What would happen if you combine...?) design a (Do you agree that...? What do you think about...? What is the most important.....? Place these in order of priority. How would you decide about...? What criteria do you need to use to assess....?) mnRAJU

What is More Important? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? = Knowing the answers? Asking questions? ?????????????????????????????? ? Teacher asking students? ?????????????????????????????? Empowering students to ask? ?????????????????????????????? ??? ??? Asking many little questions? ?????????????????????????????? ? Asking one BIG question? ?????????????????????????????? Thinking is not driven by answers, but by questions. - Socrates ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

How to Handle a Student’s Mind? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? Fill it like a vessel? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? Ignite it like a fire? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? Who ask intelligent, sensible questions? mnRAJU

What are Good Questioning Skills? ?????????????????????????????? Do you ??????????????????????????????  begin, continue & close with questions ??????????????????????????????  use simple, precise language?  provide wait/think time for response? ??????????????????????????????  ask open-ended questions? ??????????????????????????????  involve all students, plan TPS?  acknowledge all responses? ??????????????????????????????  avoid being judgmental?  paraphrase / rephrase correct answers? ??????????????????????????????  encourage student questions? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

What is Wait Time? ?????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????  What kind of questions can be answered instantly? ??????????????????????????????  What kind of questions need ?????????????????????????????? much longer to answer? ??????????????????????????????  What kind of questions need a whole life time to answer? ??????????????????????????????  Why should a teacher know ?????????????????????????????? this difference? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

Do You Use Precise Language? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? May I …………..? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? May I …………..? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

Can You Ask Good Questions? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? 1. Since this morning. 2. I was getting ready. ?????????????????????????????? 3. She can't be at home, I tried to call her a few minutes ago. ?????????????????????????????? 4. Has just gone to school. 5. A coffee, please. ?????????????????????????????? 6. Raju is teaching grammar at the moment. 7. I think it’s just another masala movie. ?????????????????????????????? 8. I usually get up at 7 o'clock. 9. No, he is single. ?????????????????????????????? 10. It’s interesting. ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

What are Questioning Manners? ?????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????  Be open minded  Ask only relevant, useful, specific questions ??????????????????????????????  Ask logical, informed questions ??????????????????????????????  Don’t embarrass ??????????????????????????????  Don’t be aggressive  Don’t be argumentative ??????????????????????????????  Don’t interrupt, learn to listen ??????????????????????????????  Don’t ramble, avoid hyperbole ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

What are the Types of Questions? ?????????????????????????????? Yes / No Information ?????????????????????????????? Closed ended Open ended ?????????????????????????????? Teacher initiated Student initiated Factual Inferential / Hypothetical ?????????????????????????????? Objective / Impersonal Subjective / Experiential ?????????????????????????????? LOT / Clarification HOT / Provocative Rhetorical Leading ?????????????????????????????? Direct Indirect ?????????????????????????????? Essential, Empowering, Unanswerable, Selection, Problemsolving, Identification, Tag, Convergent, Divergent ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

How to Ask Questions? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? • Wh- words ?????????????????????????????? • Which? or What? • Helping verbs ?????????????????????????????? • Question Tags ?????????????????????????????? • Inversion ?????????????????????????????? • Intonation ?????????????????????????????? • Questions in the negative ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

Activity ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? • Form pairs ?????????????????????????????? • Partners ask each other ?????????????????????????????? A: Who is your favourite ………….? B: What your favourite ……………? ?????????????????????????????? • Partners ask many more subsidiary ?????????????????????????????? questions • Class share ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

What Are Essential Questions ?????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????  Universally relevant  Significant to our lives ??????????????????????????????  Touch our heart and soul ??????????????????????????????  Probe profound issues ??????????????????????????????  Promote search for truth  Lead to further investigation ??????????????????????????????  May take a very long time to answer ??????????????????????????????  Engage in real-life problem solving ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

How to Ask Clarifying Questions? ?????????????????????????????? Are you saying that…. ? ?????????????????????????????? Do you mean that …. ? Can you be more specific? ?????????????????????????????? What do you really mean? ?????????????????????????????? Are you claiming that …. ? Can you clarify that? ?????????????????????????????? Can you give an example? What does that mean? ?????????????????????????????? Why do you think so? ?????????????????????????????? How did you reach that conclusion? To what extent, does that apply here? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

How to Teach Classroom Questions? ?????????????????????????????? What does the word _____ mean? ?????????????????????????????? What is the English word for ______? ?????????????????????????????? What's the meaning of ____ in Telugu? ?????????????????????????????? How do you say ____ in English? ?????????????????????????????? How do you spell the word _____ ? ?????????????????????????????? How do you pronounce the word ___ ? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

What are Some Powerful Questions? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? • What do you think? ?????????????????????????????? • Why do you think that? • How do you know that? ?????????????????????????????? • Can you tell me more? ?????????????????????????????? • What questions do you still have? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

How to Ask Better Questions? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? • Never ask just for the sake of it • Ask only if you are prepared to listen and respond ?????????????????????????????? • Avoid big words • Avoid intimidating ?????????????????????????????? • Involve the audience ?????????????????????????????? • Go narrow first, then broaden ?????????????????????????????? • Follow up with ‘why’ or ‘how’ • Accept “I don’t know” as an answer ?????????????????????????????? • What could be a next good tip? ?????????????????????????????? (do you think that?, have you considered?) mnRAJU

How Many Questions Can You Ask? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? mnRAJU

?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? Send your comments to ?????????????????????????????? lionnagaraju@gmail.com ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? This slideshow is available at ?????????????????????????????? www.authorstream.com/tag/lionnagaraju www.slideshare.net/lionnagaraju ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? Thank you mnRAJU

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