Tuesday 11th December 2012


Questioning Technique to Aid Outstanding Learning

  1. Pose
  2. Pause
  3. Bounce
  4. Pounce

A more detailed description of this technique can be found here:  Pose Pause Bounce Pounce


Monday 10th December 2012


Questioning – Raising the Profile

  • Try Thunks to get them thinking when they come in to the room.  Check out the Thunks website: Thunks here – lots of them!  For example, Is it better to feel lonely in a society obsessed with celebrity and fashion, or be happy with the distractions of a shallow life?
  • Question of the week
  • Question Wall
  • Giving think time – at least 10 seconds!
  • No hands up – random name generator
  • Think, Pair, Share (can also be Think, Small Groups Discuss, Share)
  •  Hinge Questions
  • Beyond the classroom – look at at subject’s displays in corridors – could you add some interesting questions?
  • Really meaningful display – add thoughtful questions and then students’ thoughts as you unlock the learning together
  • Introduce the time machine idea (anything will do: bike, car, cardboard box) to ask questions about the past and the future
  • Make them google proof – ask questions that can’t be found on the t’internet