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Effective Questioning Strategies for High School Students

Getting high school students to answer academic questions (or questions of any type for that matter) with more than one word can be harder than kissing your own elbow. The resources in this collection make academic questioning much easier by providing strategies and tips for effective questioning techniques that encourage secondary students to self-question and answer academic questions thoughtfully.
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Effective Questioning Strategies for High School Students
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This resource by the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln organizes the different types of questions that teachers (and students) can ask in the academic setting. While this is a great reference for teachers, it is also useful for sharing with students to strength their understanding of why questioning is critical, what types of questions they can and should ask, and in what situations certain types of questions are most appropriate.
  • teachthought.com

    7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The strategies included in this article do a great job of exploring questioning from several different traditions, including Socratic discussion, Paideia style seminars, and more. The overview of each questioning style provides a needed background to questioning while the links and images of related materials can serve as a questioning starter pack. I highly recommend bookmarking this page for future reference.
  • ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

    Best Practice Strategies for Effective Use of Questions as a Teaching Tool

    12 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This peer-reviewed academic article by Tofade, Elsner, and Haines is an outstanding resource for understanding why some questioning strategies are effective, while others are not. The background provided, as well as the detailed discussion of various evidence-based questioning strategies, make this a truly valuable resource.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The Center for Teacher Effectiveness explores a number of issues related to student questioning, including why questioning is a good teaching-learning strategy, what types of questions are there, and what are some examples of effective questions. The best part of the article, however, is the discussion of ineffective questions.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This post in the HuntingEnglish blog offers several useful strategies for questioning in the classroom. I especially like the context and background provided in the introduction of the post, while the questioning strategies described are each creative, probing, and promote critical thinking in students.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The powerpoint presentation and accompanying document provided by The Petal School District are quick and easy resources for teachers at all levels. The powerpoint provides amazing explanations and examples of effective questioning techniques while the Word document offers outstanding tips.
  • inspiringteachingnow.files.wordpress.com

    The Socratic Process

    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This infographic from Inspiring Teaching Now is a great visual reminder of the different types of questions that you can ask students, and that students can ask themselves. Framed in the Socratic process, the question leads are organized according to whether they are clarifying, probing assumptions, probing rationale, questioning viewpoints, probing consequences, or (my personal favorite) questioning the questions.
  • learner.org

    Classroom Questioning

    15 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    For teachers seeking to gain background knowledge on questioning, as well as those just beginning to explore, or brushing up on the role of effective classroom questioning, this pdf by Kathleen Cotton is required reading. The exploration of the evidence-base behind various widespread questioning strategies is enlightening while the concrete strategies and recommendations are useful beyond measure.
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