Asking questions is a powerful strategy to encourage learning. Questions focus attention, confirm knowledge, and reinforce thinking patterns. The person who asks the questions sets the direction. They are in charge. This means we should be strategic about who is allowed and encouraged to do the asking. Consider the nuances of asking questions in this issue of the Firefly News Flash.
Power Tip: Reconsider asking your question if you already know the answer.
Read the February issue.
In this Issue –
- 99-Word Story: Banter Management – Controlling a conversation for better understanding
- Discovery: Conversing about Questions – Who’s asking?
- Ideas: Test Questions – Who should know the answer?
- Activity: Curiosity – Sharpen your ability to learn by asking questions