“A great question is one that gets us all thinking…students questions give us a glimpse into what they are thinking, what issues are engaging them, where their confusion is, where and how are they making connections…where are they seeking clarification?” Richhardt et al 2011
- Why do you think you want this versus that?
- How will your long term plans be impacted and why?
- What would you lose if you didnt do that, and why?
- What would you do if you could do whatever you wanted and why?
- Write down the first thing that comes to mind when you think of college?
- If you could say one thing to your parents what would it be?
- Write down one message to your children?
Questions need to focus on learning and not on work, using the language of inclusion (we not I or you)
Give praise for the effort not for the outcome = growth mindset.
- I was wondering if…
- Can you say more about that?
- Im not following you can you explain that in another way?
- Questions that model an interest in ideas
- Questions that construct understanding
- Questions the clarify and facilitate thinking
- What makes you say that?
- What does that tell us?
- What questions are surfacing for you?
- What do we see?
- What do we think we know?
- What else do you notice?
- Can we explain this?