About This Chapter
Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques in Teaching - Chapter Summary
The utilization of questions and discussions in the classroom can promote learning. This chapter contains brief but detailed text lessons that will help you understand the following:
- What elements are included in an effective reflection question
- How to help your students learn through their in-class discussions
- Which techniques are used to motivate an entire class to participate in class discussions
How It Helps
- Breaks down parts of a question: Your understanding of the parts of a reflection question will help you create some that are useful for your class.
- Explains ways to facilitate: You will learn how to facilitate class discussions so that they are beneficial for students.
- Encourages participation: This chapter provides solutions for the problem of students not participating in discussions.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Create effective reflection questions for your class
- Use techniques to help students have productive class discussions
- Include classroom management techniques that encourage your whole class to participate in class
1. Reflection Questions: Definition and Examples
Reflecting on learning is one of the best ways to consolidate skills and knowledge that a student has acquired. In this lesson, you will learn what makes a good reflection question, and you will see some examples of how a reflection question might look.
2. Techniques for Leading a Classroom Discussion
Classroom discussions are a great way for students to get the most out of their time in class. This lesson will give you a few techniques to help your students get the most out of their discussions!
3. Encouraging Student Participation in the Classroom
Both teachers and students learn from active student participation in the classroom, yet many students are reluctant to raise hands or speak up. This lesson discusses why this happens and outlines a range of ideas to increase student participation.
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Other chapters within the Using Danielson's Framework for Teaching in the Classroom course
- Introduction to Danielson's Framework for Teaching
- Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy
- Student Development & Learning
- Setting Instructional Outcomes
- Designing Instruction & Assesssments
- Creating & Managing a Classroom Environment
- Managing Student Behavior & Communication
- Engaging Students in the Learning Process
- Flexible, Responsive & Reflective Teaching
- Maintaining Accurate Records in the Classroom
- Communicating with Students' Families
- Growing & Developing Professionally as an Educator