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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Blog 4

What do we need to know about asking questions to be an effective teacher?

After looking over all the resources for blog assignment 4 I realize that asking questions effectively is vital to being a effective teacher. I have set in countless classrooms where the teacher waits till the last 5 minutes of class and ask the class if they have any questions. I know see how ineffective that strategy is. As a future teacher I hope to use more effective questions asking to enhance my students though process. I like the suggestions used in one of the resources given to always ask a variety of different questions.

Some things to remember while planning questions to ask who will you call on, what type of questions will you ask. If the teacher calls on one student does the other students thought process stop because the pressure is off of them? The resources say yes so this is a less effective way to ask questions. I really like the idea of asking a question then pausing for a few moments so that the entire class was the time to process the questions before the teacher calls on the chosen student.

I hope to use all this information to teach my student and ask question effectively. Ask questions often using different types of questions and calling randomly so that everyone gets a chance to answer at some point. Students raising their hands to ask a question


  1. Equity sticks are a great tool to use for choosing students to answer questions. This post lacks a lot of great information and resources you could have included.

  2. I think your post have some good information about how you would ask students effective question. I think that allowing students to ask the teacher question would be fun and exciting.