‘Pre-Assessment’ or ‘What do you already know?’

I think most teachers will agree that some of the most satisfying moments in the classroom happen when students bring something personal or original...

Focus on the questions that matter

I think it would be fascinating to do a school wide study into how many questions students are presented with in every lesson. Admittedly...

Hinge Questions: A Case for Closed Questions

Much talk about questioning in the classroom will focus on the dichotomy between closed questions being problematic and open questions as very much the...

Classroom Design: Considering the dynamics of desks

The image above, taken from a Victorian classroom, paints a very clear picture that whilst many aspects of education are unrecognisable from those of...

Reflections on Questioning

By S Clarke I decided to join the questioning strand of CPD training as I felt as a more experienced Teacher it was something I could...

What Scrabble can teach us about Questioning

Let’s work on the premise that one way of offering differentiated learning tasks is to offer a choice of questions to learners, who can...

WWIDD: Reflective Questioning

Albert Einstein remarked that the definition of insanity was ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ And yet students...

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