Asking really good questions

Really good questions and prompts for dialogue often require thinking about in advance.

You might find it helpful to keep a record of useful questions, and share them with colleagues. There are a number of ways to do this, including:

Another strategy is to let the mistake or wrong answer go on to the whiteboard and wait to see what happens. Students almost invariably spot the error!

Remember that questioning can be used therefore to check students’ understanding before, during and after activities and questions, which are used as prompts or starting points for thinking.