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Presentation at Mantar ICT Teacher Only Day - 2010

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    • Jan Watts
      The Importance of Questioning
    • What is Important About Questioning?
      Students understanding of what a question is
      There are different stages of questioning
      Which questions matter?
      What is a good question?
      Teaching students the difference between statements and questions
    • Our Class Environment…
      Will be –
      Hands on
      Encourages how, why and what
      Models effective questioning
      A place where students can take on a ‘teacher role’ – giving feedback, questioning etc
      A selection of thoughts from each group of teachers.
    • Lots of oral language opportunities
      Supportive & builds trust
      A place that it is safe to take risks
      Okay to be wrong
      A place of ownership of their questioning
      A selection of thoughts from each group of teachers
    • Teacher’s Do…
      Relationship building, trust and team building
      Simple question – why do we come to school?
      Teacher’s responses to questions, we need to value all questions & not brush off
      Show that we are all learners too
      Challenging & engaging environment
      Wonderwalls
      A selection of thoughts from each group of teachers
    • Teacher’s Do… (Continued)
      Discovery table
      Deliberate acts of teaching questioning
      Lots of games
      Pacing lessons
      Using ‘chatterbox’ to ask questions
      Statements versus questions
      Scaffolding children to move from statements to questions
      A selection of thoughts from each group of teachers
    • Roll the Dice and Take Your Chances…
      Jan threw a dice around the class to stimulate questioning, each side was labelled with –
      Who
      Where
      Why
      When
      What
    • Jan Suggests …
      Using as a pile of cards
      Sit in a circle or in small groups
      Use with a black and white photo or
      The digital photos the children are taking
    • Two Dice are Better Than one…
      Adding a secondary dice (or pile of cards) can add more depth and thought to the questioning process. This dice would look like –
      Is/was
      Are/were
      Do/did
      Can/could
      Would/might
    • What is Appropriate & Relevant?
      Closed Questions –
      Useful at the beginning of the a study
      Useful for gathering facts
      For classifying
      Checking
      Moving on to further questioning
    • Suggestions for Closed Questions
      Play games such as –
      20 questions
      Headbands (name or subject on the person’s head or back and they have to ask questions to find out who they are)
    • Open Questions – What do They Look Like?
      They –
      Justify
      Analyse
      They prompt with –
      What if…
      What could we do…
    • Fat or Skinny?
      Both closed and open questions can be fat or skinny.
      Skinny questions do not require a lot of thought. They can be both open and closed. We use them to –
      gather information
      Find out
      Describe
      Classify
      See Jan's handout for more depth
    • Fat Questions
      Require some complexity of thought & tend to require some interpretation.
      Fat questions can be both closed & open.
      Closed:
      Interpreting facts
      Giving opinions
      Evaluation/justification
      See Jan's handout for more depth
    • Fat Questions continued…
      Open Questions require complex thinking & have no limit on the possibilities.
      May be used for:
      Interpreting facts
      Giving opinions
      Evaluation/justification
      Prediction
      Possibilities
      originality
      See Jan's handout for more depth
    • Check This Out…
      A great site to check out between the hours of 1-5pm is anyquestions.co.nzThis is run by librarians and can be a great source of research, information and learning.
    • A Final Message…
      Questioning is up to us – it demands deliberate acts of teaching
      Practice questioning every single day – across all curriculum areas
      Refer to the 6 stages of questioning (in Jan’s handout)