This week saw a return to the weekly #michED Chat after a break for the holidays, and we started off the new year with a question; or rather a whole lot of questions. Questioning is seen by many in the educational world as a fine art; the ability to engage a room full of learners, holding their interest, and probing for deeper understand can take many years to master. Traditional methods of questioning akin to the “Anyone, anyone?” scene in Ferris Bueller’s day off are painfully ineffective, and lead to poor ownership and retention of learning.
So it was with great enthusiasm that we welcomed Connie Hamilton, curriculum director and an expert in the art of inquisitive practice, to lead a chat about how to ask effective questions in the classroom.
If you have trouble viewing the archive of the chat, you can view the entire Storify archive here.