Top tips from the global staffroom to enthuse and inspire

Issue 1 - Questioning

For the first edition of Connected I am going to focus on questioning. Top tips are shared from teachers in my teaching network across the world. Please take 5 minutes to read the articles and then give them a go in your classroom!

The A,B,C of Questioning

Stephen O'Carroll from Ark Academy in Wembley has been trying to increase the level of literacy with his students by developing a fantastic questioning technique. His A,B,C of Questioning has really got his students giving higher level responses and it's all as simple as having a small ball and a marker pen! Read his blog post on how he's achieved this here.

Basketball Questioning - Dylan Wiliam

Professor Dylan Wiliam explains how 'Initiation, Response, Evaluation' is not good enough any more if we want to stimulate our students with effective questioning. He demonstrates that what we should really be focusing on is what he calls 'Basketball Questioning' - Pose, Pause, Bounce. Watch the short video below for his explanation.
Solution Tree: Dylan Wiliam, Content Then Process

Think, Pair, Share - The 'Washing Hands of Learning'

Head Teacher Tom Sherrington from King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford gives us his pearls of wisdom on how he's changed his questioning techniques forever with fantastic results. Read his blog post on 'Think, Pair, Share' here.

Credits and Sharing

Edited by Jon Tait, Assistant Head Teacher at Woodham Academy.

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