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Educational LeadershipSeptember 2015 / Volume 73, Number 1Questioning for Learning
How to Make Your Questions Essential Grant Wiggins and Denise WilburEssential questions has become a byword in education. Try these seven ways to turn your first-draft questions into better ones.
Who’s Asking?Alfie KohnWhy we must help students grow increasingly resourceful at figuring things out.
What Children Learn from QuestioningPaul Harris Some say we should let kids answer their own questions. Yet students’ intellectual growth thrives on thoughtful answers.
Let’s Switch Questioning AroundCris Tovani How to help kids think about the books they read.
Making the Most of Multiple ChoiceSusan M. Brookhart Well-written multiple-choice questions can be powerful formative assessments for learning.
Designing Great Hinge Questions Dylan WiliamInserted in the middle of the lesson, the hinge question helps a teacher decide whether to move forward or back.
A New Rhythm for RespondingJackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert SattesInstituting a pause for think time holds students responsible for actively listening and responding to their peers.
Can We Talk?Susan Engel Adults are kids’ best information sources when they converse naturally with them.
Predicting Student Misconceptions in ScienceJaunine Fouché Tools to help you tease out students’ misunderstanding and lead them to deeper learning.
Five Strategies for Questioning with Intention Arthur L. Costa and Bena KallickThe art of designing and posing questions for each learning goal.
Making Questions FlowDan Rothstein, Luz Santana, and Andrew P. Minigan A technique for getting students to open the floodgates of their imaginations.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/The Species That AsksMarge SchererHow to ask better questions and find better answers.
Research Says/Help Students Train Their Inner VoiceBryan Goodwin with Heather HeinIt’s the voice in our heads that assesses where we are with our learning.
The Techy Teacher/More Than a Google SearchCatlin TuckerIn this debut column, Catlin Tucker discusses how to reboot student research.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Fostering Critical Thinking About TextsDoug Fisher and Nancy FreyThis protocol guides students to read closely.
Principal Connection/Choose Your YardstickThomas R. HoerrSeptember is the time to determine how your school will pursue its values.
One to Grow On/Teaching That Spurs ThinkingCarol Ann TomlinsonHow do we make learning more alive for students?
Tell Me About/Questions That Encourage Students to Think
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ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Quotable Quotes About Questioning
Asking to Learn Wendy L. Ostroff Top creative minds have a trait in common: They ask questions.
Beyond the Right AnswerAllison Hintz, Lynsey Gibbons, and Melinda KnappAsking What do you understand so far? helps students think through math problems.
EL VideoDan Rothstein, codirector of the Right Question Institute, discusses the great benefits that come to students—and teachers—when students learn to ask their own questions.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
Inservice Guest BloggersJackie Acree Walsh and Dan Rothstein