Mary Budd’s research shows What you do after asking a question impacts on your students Many teachers ask two or They expect a response three questions per within 0.9 seconds minute Often they Then only a few answer their seconds before own questions moving on Introduce wait time
When you ask a question - use wait time When you ask an open ended question Or use think – pair – Wait 3 – 10 seconds partner response before asking for a response Ask random Ignore the students to waving hands respond
Research is showing that when you change yourquestioning style to include wait time Teachers (requiring But it That and higher Student must be academic discipline students order achievemen taught to improves ask better thinking t improves become a questions skills) HABIT
Wait time gives time for Time to Time to access Increased respond with prior metacognition accuracy and knowledge precision
Wait time helps The All To reduce student to students to impulsivity reflect focus
Wait time supports these Habits of Mind Listening with Thinking Striving for interdependently understanding accuracy and empathy
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