How can we effectively create a ‘climate for questioning’ in our classrooms? What can we do to ensure our questions match the needs of all learners? How can we ensure questioning is actively engaging for all our students? These were just some of the questions we covered today as part of our INSET programme.
Staff then discussed the benefits and drawbacks of the following questioning practical strategies. Iain demonstrated how we can effectively use our Blooms question mats to generate questions based on visual stimuli (taken from the Reuters Photo of the Year website), before we broke into smaller groups to observe colleagues’ own questioning techniques from video.
The learning points from the morning are summarised below. Student response to questioning is enhanced where: