Good questioning is at the heart of great teaching. This very practical episode looks at how teachers can plan and ask effective questions to support student participation, learning and progress, including lots of tips, ideas and techniques to try in your classroom
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Two experienced teachers discuss the different purposes of questioning in the classroom as well as the things teachers must consider when planning their questions and questioning techniques.

We detail some of the common challenges and how we can overcome them, such as getting the timing of questions right, encouraging student participation, dealing with “I don’t know” responses, improving oracy and the quality of student responses, creating a safe questioning culture in your classroom and more.

We look at the different types of questions, including hinge questions, Socratic questioning, discussions, metacognitive questions and more.

And we consider different techniques, including hot seating, think-pair-share, cold-calling, mini-whiteboards, entry and exit tickets, students asking the questions and more.

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