Four must-have resources for Questioning
1. From Effective Questioning to Deeper Understanding Online Course
While asking questions may seem a simple task, it is perhaps the most powerful tool we possess as teachers. Knowing that effective questioning is the foundation for successful implementation of logical reasoning in the classroom, four opportunities for questioning have been identified (Texas and Jones 2013). One of the biggest challenges facing today’s educators is addressing more rigorous standards that have now been adopted by many states. Students are required to develop deeper understandings of their content. Whether it is a contextual problem to solve in mathematics, a scientific investigation to perform, a piece of text to analyze, or interpreting historical events students are engaging in logical reasoning. A good question can excite, disturb, or comfort, and eventually yield an unexpected bounty of understanding and critical awareness.
This course will look at four key ideas relating to questioning:
- What is Effective Questioning?
- Types of Questions
- The Four Opportunities for Questioning
- Questioning in Action
Along the way, we will look at why we ask questions. What are effective questions? Identify different types of questions that are most often used by educators.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with Tammy in learning how to design effective questions. Participants will see how educators can incorporate the use of effective questions in their daily instruction.
A questioning structure and a bridging model that allows students to learn to create questions themselves will be shared. Many samples of questions that span across all disciplines will be shared as well.
Register for online course here: http://tlj-consulting.thinkific.com/courses/from-effective-questioning-to-deeper-understanding
2. Strategic Journeys for Building Logical Reasoning: Activities Across the Content Areas.
Help your students develop logical reasoning and critical thinking skills. This new book from bestselling authors and popular consultants Tammy Jones and Leslie Texas offers authentic logic-building activities and writing strategies that can be used across all subject areas in grades K–5. Filled with hands-on activities and photocopiable tools, Strategic Journeys will help you guide students into deeper thinking to go beyond the surface of content to true understanding.
3. Q Pyramid with Overlay.
A powerful set of tools that connect the four opportunities for questioning to the LRP Graphic Organizer from our new book series, Strategic Journeys for Developing Logical Reasoning: Activities across the Disciplines. Students and teachers can use the Q-Pyramid to support moving the learning and the learner forward wherever they engage in the Logical Reasoning Process.