Tag Archives: Questioning

Some Reflections on Questioning

Questioning is the bread and butter of teaching. But it’s really hard to get right, and is something I think about every lesson – I have a constant barrage of thoughts going on in the back of my head whilst … Continue reading

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The importance of questioning

Kyogen’s man up a tree ‘A man up a tree hangs from a branch by his mouth; his hands cannot grasp a bough, his feet cannot touch the tree. Another man comes under the tree and asks him the meaning … Continue reading

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Teaching Talk – Julie House on Questioning

In this episode of #TeachingTalk , Julie House talks about how her experience of being a PE teacher and a netball coach, has informed her questioning as a maths teacher. TT4 Julie House – Questioning in Netball and Maths from … Continue reading

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What to do with the clever ones?

Last Friday we had an INSET day.  Our focus was thinking about how we can push and challenge those students with a high stating point, so that they make even more progress.  Our starting point was to think about something … Continue reading

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Making them think hard

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Director of Humanities, Martyn Simmonds.  Martyn has been thinking about how he can use the idea of ‘think hard’ questions, to stretch and challenge students with high starting points.  When teaching these students, … Continue reading

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Effective Questioning

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by PE teacher James Crane.  James started the session with a quote (source unknown) that he suggests would be familiar to most teachers – at some point in our career: So, it’s worth thinking … Continue reading

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Making Questioning Count

  The 15 minute forum tonight was led by PE NQT James Crane.  James started the session by telling us that since he had been teaching, he had quickly come to the conclusion that questioning was one of the most important … Continue reading

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Getting Great

Teaching is a creative profession, and at DHS we want our teachers to be innovative and excited about what they do – not stifled by an overly prescriptive approach to teaching.  We want teachers to takes risks and try new … Continue reading

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Excellence Visits

Over the last few weeks members of the SLT visited the lessons of some of our most successful departments.  We decided to take a rather different approach to how we usually do things like this.  Rather than the usual ‘Department … Continue reading

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Modelling & Questioning

The 15 Minute Forum was led tonight by English teacher and Literacy Leader, Lucy Darling.  Lucy started the session by saying that when she was using modelling in her lessons, she also considered the key questions that she would need … Continue reading

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