Questioning & Discussion Techniques


To build a classroom culture in which students are encouraged to ask questions that stimulate thinking and promote learning, and where students feel safe and supported to ask questions.


Students will be able to engage in higher level thinking through academic discussion and questioning.

Action Steps

Facilitate exercises outlined in attached article and in-class activities.

Encourage an atmosphere of intellectual safety and effective questioning:

  1. Make it Safe.
  2. Make it Cool.
  3. Make it Fun.
  4. Make it Rewarding.
  5. Make it Stick.


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Are these strategies helpful?