01 Jul 2013

Questioning: Marginal Learning Gains

Edssential article from @fullonlearning : When it comes to Marginal Learning Gains, it is a real challenge to include QUESTIONING as an area where there could be a Marginal Learning Gain. There are many who would argue that if all we did was to concentrate on questioning, the...
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15 Jun 2013

Ofsted 2012: Questioning to promote learning

Edssential article from @FG2O : Have you ever noticed that often, when someone is being interviewed, they say “That’s a good question.”? It’s usually when it’s a question they can’t answer quickly and easily. Indeed, “good” questions are ones that generally need thinking about....
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11 Jun 2013

The big 4

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : At a recent Learning Development Group session during an INSET day, a group of DHS teachers looked  at 4 key aspects of outstanding teaching: Questioning Feedback Independence Challenge For each one we considered the important principles...
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04 Jun 2013

Questioning – Top 10 strategies

Edssential article from @HuntingEnglish : Questioning is the very cornerstone of philosophy and education, ever since Socrates ( in our Western tradition) decided to annoy pretty much everyone by critiquing and harrying people with questions – it has been central to our...
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03 Jun 2013

Teacher talk: The missing link

Edssential article from @learningspy : Back in 2008 I was told by an Ofsted inspector that I talked too much. I had always prided myself on being considered an outstanding teacher, and was devastated to be told my lesson was “satisfactory to good”. My attempts to probe this...
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01 Jun 2013

Questioning and Oral Feedback – Our ‘Bread and Butter

Edssential article from @HuntingEnglish: A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure to present to the staff of my school for just over an hour on teaching and learning. What had preceded this session for teachers was time to evaluate teaching exemplar lessons and grading them using...
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01 Jun 2013

QFT “Question Formulation Technique”

Edssential article from @totallywired77 : How many of these strategies/activities do you plan into your lessons? Attempt to ask every student a question. No hands up rule. Random Name Generator/Lollypop sticks to choose students to ask questions to. Socratic Questioning. Read More
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01 Jun 2013

Hinge Questions

Edssential article from @DKMead: I have just Google searched the term “hinge questions” and to my horror one of my previous posts is the second on the list and the first to mention “Hinge Questions”, and to be honest it’s a bit naff. I feel I need to...
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01 Jun 2013

How effective learning hinges on good questioning

Edssential article from @learningspy : Questioning is an essential part of helping students to make progress but only if it causes thinking or elicits evidence that informs our teaching. And the thing with asking questions is that while there are some kids who know how to make...
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