Questioning Strategies and Methods

What Are Essential Questions?

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The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core

Question-Asking: Intentional and Powerful When teachers carefully select and craft their questions, students respond with thinking, wondering, reflection and overall cognition – in other words, they really learn.  How do we further this important trajectory? We ask thought-provoking questions.  Even the syntax we use to structure a question with, influences how students will respond –…

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