Have you thought about your questioning strategies lately?
As teachers, we have no problem asking questions.
Sometimes we rapid-fire questions at an amazing rate!
Stop and think, though...
How much time are we spending crafting these questions?
Are they designed to encourage critical thinking?
Are they planned in advance or fired off the top of our heads?
Do we give the students time to form thoughtful responses?
How's your "wait-time?"
As a reflective teacher, this is certainly worth pondering.