Sunday, September 14, 2014
Blog Post #4
Blog Post #4
What do we need to know about asking questions to be an effective teacher?
As an educator, it's important to make sure that the students learn. Asking the student's a question such as , "Do you all understand?" is a question a teacher might ask in order to see if the class is understanding the material that is given. In the article "The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom", entails that asking the question, "Do you understand?", do not necessarily get many responses. If a teacher ask a follow up question that is specific like, "How do we do that?" or "How do we know that's right?" can give the teacher more insight on if the class understands the topic or not. Also the article explains that asking a question that gives a yes or no response is also not a particular good question to ask, because the students can easily guess the correct answer.
In the video, "Questioning Styles and Strategies" is a great video that shows different ways to see if the students understands the book "Bridge to Terabithia". He asked the students the question, "If they came across Terabithia what would they see and to write it down". This is a really great way to see if the students understand the material independently with no help. I also like the idea of him calling on a student, which the student answer the question that has been asked. After, that student call on another student to answer a question that is given from the teacher. This is also a good method to use to make sure that the students are in tune into what is going on in the classroom.
It is our job as educators to make sure that the students learn. Patience and asking the right questions are the easiest and most important ways to do so. The teaching styles that were given in all the sources that were provided are great for an educator to use to better their teaching styles.