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Questioning Skills

  1. 1. What’s in a Question? Questioning as a means of differentiating Beth Slaboda
  2. 2. What IS Differentiation?
  3. 3. Differentiation is… “…maximizing the learning that can happen over what traditionally happens as ‘one size fits all’ lessons.” ~ Rick Wormeli, author of Fair isn’t Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom
  4. 4. How Can it Be Done? <ul><li>Pre-assessing </li></ul><ul><li>Ability grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Ability assigning </li></ul><ul><li>Different lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Differentiation SHOULD Look Like…
  6. 6. What Differentiation FEELS Like…
  7. 7. How can we start to differentiate tomorrow? (and not feel burned out in the process…)
  8. 8. Questioning Skills
  9. 9. What ARE Questioning Skills?
  10. 10. What Do (good) Questioning Skills DO?
  11. 11. Good Questioning Skills…
  12. 12. Good Questioning Skills… <ul><li>Support </li></ul>
  13. 13. Good Questioning Skills… <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul>
  14. 14. Good Questioning Skills… <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul><ul><li>Assess </li></ul>
  15. 15. Good Questioning = Differentiation
  16. 16. Case Study <ul><li>Erin </li></ul>
  17. 17. Case Study 1/4 +2/4 = ?
  18. 18. Case Study 1/4 +2/4 = ? + = ?
  19. 19. Case Study 1/4 +2/4 = ? + = ?
  20. 20. Case Study 1/4 +2/4 = ? + = ? Add the Numerators Keep the Denominator
  21. 21. Case Study <ul><li>Amanda </li></ul>
  22. 22. Case Study <ul><li>Amanda </li></ul>1/4 + 1/2 = ?
  23. 23. Case Study <ul><li>Amanda </li></ul>1/4 + 1/2 = ? 1/4 + 3/8 = ?
  24. 24. Case Study <ul><li>Amanda </li></ul>1/4 + 1/2 = ? 1/4 + 3/8 = ? Solve AND Describe
  25. 25. Case Study <ul><li>Amanda </li></ul>Even More
  26. 26. Case Study <ul><li>Amanda </li></ul>Even More Discuss
  27. 27. Case Study <ul><li>Amanda </li></ul>Even More Discuss Write a Rule
  28. 28. Case Study <ul><li>Amanda </li></ul>Even More Discuss Write a Rule Give an Example
  29. 29. Case Study <ul><li>Joe </li></ul>
  30. 30. Case Study <ul><li>Joe </li></ul>1 apple + 2 apples = ?
  31. 31. Case Study <ul><li>Joe </li></ul>1 apple + 2 apples = ? 1/4 pizza + 2/4 pizza = ?
  32. 32. Case Study <ul><li>Joe </li></ul>1 apple + 2 apples = ? 1/4 pizza + 2/4 pizza = ? Simpler Problems Visual Problems
  33. 33. <ul><li>Struggling Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Simpler Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you Stuck? </li></ul>? Advanced Learner Next Level Discuss/Explain Write a Rule
  34. 34. <ul><li>Your Turn! </li></ul>
  35. 35. Your Turn! <ul><li>Simplifying Fractions </li></ul>
  36. 36. Your Turn! <ul><li>Simplifying Fractions </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m Done…What Now?” </li></ul>
  37. 37. Your Turn! <ul><li>Simplifying Fractions </li></ul><ul><li>“ I Don’t Get It.” </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Struggling Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Simpler Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you Stuck? </li></ul>? Advanced Learner Next Level Discuss/Explain Write a Rule
  39. 39. Get Started!
  40. 40. Get Started!
  41. 41. Please Remember… <ul><li>“ Sometimes questions are </li></ul><ul><li>more important than answers.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Nancy Willard </li></ul>
  42. 42. Credits Rick Wormeli quote http://www.nea.org/teachexperience/ifc080422.html Teacher with student www.principaltutoring.com/ Frustrated teacher http://sammerrin.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/teaching-keyword-frustration/ Picture of ‘Erin’ http://www.texasvirtualschool.org/TVSopportunities.htm Whiteboard image http://www.selftrading.co.uk/dry-wipe-whiteboard-felt-notice-board Picture of ‘Amanda’ http://www.thesingingprofessor.info/singing101-1.htm Picture of ‘Joe’ http://www.successwithetiquette.com/about2.html Nancy Willard quote http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/questions/

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