The quest for the best questioning strategy

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This slideshow explores the reasons why authors & educators like Doug Lemov and Davis Ginsburg believe cold call is such a quality questioning strategy.

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The quest for the best questioning strategy

  1. 1. The Quest for the Best Questioning Strategy<br />Cold Calling vs. Hand Raising<br />By Jenn Davis<br />EDIM 510<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/anndouglas/422362185/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />
  2. 2. We ask questions of students…<br /><ul><li> to develop interest & encourage involvement
  3. 3. to assess achievement of instructional goals
  4. 4. to develop critical thinking skills
  5. 5. to evaluate students’ preparation
  6. 6. to review and summarize previous lessons</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />
  7. 7. Problem:<br /><ul><li>The same few students </li></ul>volunteer to answer a question.<br />Solution:<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/armgov/4991079510/sizes/z/in/photostream<br /><ul><li>Use “cold call”-</li></ul>In order to make engaged participation the expectation, call on students regardless of whether they have raised their hands<br />
  8. 8. Critical benefits for using Cold Call:<br /><ul><li>Predictable
  9. 9. Systematic
  10. 10. Positive
  11. 11. Scaffolded</li></ul>“When it is done right, it’s an extremely powerful & positive way to reach out to kids who want to speak, but are reluctant to be hand raisers” <br />-Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion<br />
  12. 12. Cold Call is…<br /><ul><li>Predictable-
  13. 13. Use often & regularly
  14. 14. Students begin to anticipate
  15. 15. Effect becomes universal
  16. 16. Systematic-
  17. 17. Calls are about expectations, NOT individuals
  18. 18. Call on everyone with same frequency (universal)
  19. 19. Tone & manner are consistent (impersonal)</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissuderman/248876814/<br />
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/heraldpost/5169295832/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />Cold Call is…<br /><ul><li>Positive-
  21. 21. Upbeat & positive tone creates safe environment
  22. 22. Students surprise themselves with what they know
  23. 23. Teachers demonstrate faith & respect in each student by involving everyone in the conversation
  24. 24. Scaffolded-
  25. 25. Start with simple questions- Reinforcing what they know
  26. 26. Progress to harder ones -Pushing for greater rigor</li></li></ul><li>Keep in mind:<br /><ul><li>Have well planned questions prepared in advance
  27. 27. Vague, unclear questions can confuse students.
  28. 28. Be sure to “time the name”:
  29. 29. ask a question, pause, and then name the student
  30. 30. Cold play is not a “gotcha” for students not paying attention</li></ul>“Cold play is not a punishment; it is a student’s chance to shine”<br />- Colleen Driggs, quoted in Teach Like a Champion<br />
  31. 31. References:<br /><ul><li>ARM Research facility. (Photographer). 2005, Nov 22. A raised hand. [web] . Retrieved July 30, 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/armgov/4991079510/sizes/z/in/photostream
  32. 32. Douglas, Ann. (Photographer. ) 2007, Mar 15. Questioning. [web]. Retrieved July 30, 2011 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/anndouglas/422362185/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  33. 33. Drachmann, Alexander. (Photographer). 2006, April 13. All sizes. [web]. Retrieved July 30, 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  34. 34. Florida Center for Instructional Technology. (2011) Classroom assessment. Retrieved July 28, 2011 from http://fcit.usf.edu/assessment/classroom/interacta.html
  35. 35. Herald Post. (Photographer). 2010, Nov 8. Angelica Jordan named top DODEA teacher. Retrieved July 30, 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/heraldpost/5169295832/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  36. 36. Lemov, Doug (2010). Teach like a champion. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass.
  37. 37. Ginsburg, Davis .(2011, June 10). Quest for the best questioning strategy: cold-calling vs. hand raising. Retrieved fromhttp://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/coach_gs_teaching_tips/2011/06/the_ quest_for_best_questioning_strategy_cold_calling_vs_hand_raising_1.html
  38. 38. Suderman, Chris. (Photographer). 2006, Sept 21. Kids in the classroom. [web]. Retrieved July 30, 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissuderman/248876814/</li>

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