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ERIC Number: EJ798997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Questioning Strategies that Minimize Behavior Problems
Bond, Nathan
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n6 p41-45 Feb 2008
Teachers know from their training and experience that questioning plays an important role in today's instruction. Modern lessons are fast-paced and interactive, with teachers asking a lot of questions. Because this instructional strategy dominates class time and because students are active during the lesson, there are more chances for management problems to arise if teachers do not follow good questioning techniques. This article explores some questioning strategies that minimize classroom management problems: (1) Write out some questions when planning the lesson; (2) Establish your expectations for behavior before beginning the questioning period; (3) Call on a variety of students; (4) Cue students before asking the question; (5) Ask questions that are the appropriate level for each student; (6) Ask questions that elicit positive or correct responses; (7) Provide students with sufficient wait time after asking a question and before responding to their comments; (8) Vary the way students respond to questions; (9) Vary the person who responds to the questions; (10) Respond to every answer and correct errors; (11) Ask follow-up questions; and (12) Encourage students to ask questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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