Asking Better Questions

Asking Better Questions explores the compelling role of questions in creating a powerful learning environment. Research tells us that the person who asks the question is the active learner, yet too many classrooms still revolve around teacher-generated questions.

This revision of a classic teacher resource recognizes that it takes time and diligence to become an effective questioner. Based on extensive classroom experience, this comprehensive guide:

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Asking Better Questions explores the compelling role of questions in creating a powerful learning environment. Research tells us that the person who asks the question is the active learner, yet too many classrooms still revolve around teacher-generated questions.

This revision of a classic teacher resource recognizes that it takes time and diligence to become an effective questioner. Based on extensive classroom experience, this comprehensive guide:

About the Author(s)

Norah Morgan was an adjunct professor at Brock University. She passed away Nov. 11, 2004.

Juliana Saxton is an associate professor at the University of Victoria.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Questioning as a Democratic Skill
1. What Seems to Be the Problem?
2. A Question of Thinking
3. A Question of Feeling
4. The Example Lesson: Snow White
5. A Classification of Questions
6. The Example Lesson: Finding Areas
7. A Glossary of Questions
8. Fewer Questions, Better Questions, and Time to Think
9. Putting the Question, Handling the Answer
10. The Case for the Student as Questioner
11. Switching Places: The Student as Questioner
12. The Example Lesson: Ann Graham
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index
Postscript

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: WEB-8209
ISBN: 978-155138-209-8

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