How confident are you that the questioning skills of both teachers and pupils are as strong as they could be?
Has improving feedback been raised as an area for improvement in a recent school inspection?
Do you want to do more to improve the quality of your pupils’ thinking skills to ensure that they are truly independent learners?
The ‘Big Four’ (questioning, feedback, independence and challenge) are the main-stay of outstanding quality teaching and learning the world over. The techniques shared on this day are designed to have maximum effect from minimum teacher input and many are easily applicable to the widest range of subject areas and age groups.
Strategies for improving the quality of teacher questions
Techniques for improving the number and quality of student questions
Socratic questioning techniques and how they can be applied to different subjects
Questioning and new technology
Developing invaluable feedback dialogue between teacher and pupil
Effective use of lesson time to enhance teacher feedback opportunities
Strategies for improving peer and self-assessment
Feedback and new technology. yes it works, but care is needed
Ways of supporting students in ‘learning how to learn’
Using thinking skills to improve independence and challenge
The ‘flipped classroom’
Twitter and student independence