#5thchat Archive

#5thchat is for people interested in chatting about topics in education, especially as they relate to Grade 5. The goal is to connect people who enjoy learning & sharing, plus supporting & creating partnerships worldwide!

Tuesday March 27, 2018
8:00 PM EDT

  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Mar 27 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    STARTING NOW!!! We're discussing "Questioning Strategies!" on #5thchat - Hope you can join the conversation! @superteacher524 is moderating - All grades are welcome! #edchat #edtech #education #4thchat #6thchat #mschat #tlap #LearnLAP #LeadLAP
  • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Dan, high school social studies, Des Plaines, IL #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Mar 27 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hey Dan - Thanks for joining the chat tonight! You're a great resource for this!!! #5thchat
    In reply to @dmfouts
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Mar 27 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    I'm Paul Solarz, a 5th grade teacher from Arlington Heights, IL. #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hi Everyone, Tika, from Las Vegas, NV. #5thchat
  • msweisenbeck Mar 27 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Kellie from VA- 4th grade! #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    I'm Denise, 6th grade math teacher from Burlington County, #5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Mar 27 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Good Tuesday evening! I am Barb Anderson, 5th grade teacher from Rib Lake, WI #5thchat
  • MissNorman5th Mar 27 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hi, all! I'm Emily. I teach fifth grade (all subjects) in LA County, CA #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Thank you! I am excited to share and learn! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Mar 27 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Lots of familiar #LearnLAP faces tonight - thanks for joining the chat everyone! #5thchat
  • AssignmentHelpN Mar 27 @ 8:05 PM EDT
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Mar 27 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    #5thchat
  • EDUcre8ive Mar 27 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    John Kline from WeVideo for Schools. Q #5thchat
  • EDUcre8ive Mar 27 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Inquiry! #5thchat
  • gdorn1 Mar 27 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Hi, Gretchen from KY joining in. #5thchat
  • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1 To create space for independent thinking. The 'wait time' is really important so Ss feel comfortable as they think. #5thchat
  • Dale_Chu Mar 27 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    HAPPENING NOW: @superteacher524 moderating a chat on questioning strategies. Follow along at #5thchat!
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1 - I'm always questioning Ss to see what they remember, where they are struggling, if the class as a whole is on the same page (struggling or succeeding) #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1 The purpose of questioning students is to initiate understanding, reflection, application, and the "why." #5thchat
  • EdCampNEWARK Mar 27 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Hey everyone in #5thchat If you’re in the #NJ area, Sat 4/21 please join us for @EdCampNEWARK Collab teacher led workshops, connectedness and sharing across instructional spaces benefitting our students. Pls come! https://t.co/CvOG5XCEbU Pls #RT
  • EDUcre8ive Mar 27 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1: great question! The purpose should be to get them questioning. Showing inquiry mindset by example #5thchat
  • Mr_Ullman Mar 27 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Hi all! Jordan from Princeton, NJ here. #5thchat #minecraftedu
  • smanhart4 Mar 27 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Hi, Shawna, MS Band T from MI, new to this chat. #5thchat
  • KRScienceLady Mar 27 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Kathy K-5 science coach very interested in questioning strategies #5thchat
  • MissNorman5th Mar 27 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 - It's important to question and see what students are learning, as well as what they may have misconceptions about. I love to question students about how they arrived at answers. Always fuels a good debate and leads to some clarity. #5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Mar 27 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1. I like to ask questions for the stated reasons, but also to initiate classroom discussion and then to sit back and listen to the clas take over😋 #5thchat
  • gdorn1 Mar 27 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1. It's inquiry. We're cheking for understanding and comprehension and looking to see how Ss are intrepretreting what they are learning as they are thinking and processing the information. Asking for Q and sometimes going deeper into the subject area. #5thchat
  • EDUcre8ive Mar 27 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1: so they can pose meaningful questions outside the classroom! (And inside too!) #5thchat
  • 4XSoccermom Mar 27 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1 Questioning gets them to open their minds, see a bigger picture, and hopefully lead to their own questions and investigation. #5thChat
  • JerniganAlyssa Mar 27 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1: The purpose of questioning students in the classroom is to get them thinking about their thinking. When a child can dig deep and know why they believe something then it empowers them and gives them a sense of responsibility #5thchat
    In reply to @superteacher524
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Mar 27 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    #5thchat
    • lisa3rdgrade Mar 27 @ 8:10 PM EDT
      #masdtlap @lisa3rdgrade I always praise and make a big deal out of my students responses and efforts. The students love it and try even harder. You can just see on there faces how proud they are of themselves.
      In reply to @KimSnodgrass, @burgessdave, @teresagross625, @PaulSolarz, @lisa3rdgrade
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    I love listening to their thought process. And when someone is stuck, many times there is a classmate who can help them. It's great just listening to them try and help each other through a problem #5thchat
    In reply to @RLvballcoach
  • smanhart4 Mar 27 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1 To engage, check for understanding, initiate discussion, probe deeper, give Ss chance to share & reflect. #5thchat
  • tisha715 Mar 27 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1 I agree with the things that have been said! Questioning can also help engage sts and can help them take responsibility for their own learning. #5thchat
  • KRScienceLady Mar 27 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1 I am helping students to ask questions in science . Science and practices #1 Asking questions and Defining problems #5thchat
  • tisha715 Mar 27 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    It's a tad late, but I'm Latisha from Midvale, UT #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:14 PM EDT
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1 I would like to add the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice is a great way to initiate questions. #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2 Students need to ask each other questions, ponder, ask the teacher questions, and ask themselves questions in order to own their learning and to think about their next steps. #5thchat
  • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2 Ts should make time for Ss to ask questions because it allows for spontaneous teaching moments that aren't in your lesson plans #5thchat
  • EDUcre8ive Mar 27 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2: assess your lesson in real time? #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2: Ss need to ask questions in order to understand what's being discussed in class. I'd rather they ask then keep it in cause 99% of the time someone else has the same Q #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    It lets me know that they're paying attention and are engaged in the lesson #5thchat
    In reply to @EDUcre8ive
  • Mr_Ullman Mar 27 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2 If for no other reason, it shows that they're thinking about the material in an active way. Of course, not all questions are created equal! #5thchat
  • MissNorman5th Mar 27 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2: Not only do student questions help us to know what they don't understand, but they also help us see what students are curious about! We just started an NGSS Space Unit...the deep questions they ask show how excited they are about learning #5thchat
  • tisha715 Mar 27 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2 Among other things,it builds a great class culture- sts see they are not the only ones struggling with something. Learning can't be just sitting and absorbing info! Q's are a must. :) Plus they can help each other! #5thchat
  • JerniganAlyssa Mar 27 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2: Most likely other child in class have the same question, so it allows students to see that others needs help and it's a safe place. You should make time for this because it offers more than just simply answering a question, but allows for further discovery in a topic #5thchat
    In reply to @superteacher524
  • 4XSoccermom Mar 27 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 I think the benefits are the same that I said in A1. It opens the door wide on the world for not only them, but also their classmates, it also fosters conversation, helps their classmates see things differently, and helps us to learn their insight. #5thChat
  • RLvballcoach Mar 27 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 this is the best time to ask questions. Ss need to access their peers and teachers for help. Parents prefer not to answer questions in fear of not knowing. I love listening to kids ask each other questions. #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    It's a great way for Ss to not feel isolated - when someone else has a similar Q it makes them feel a little better about themself. #5thchat
    In reply to @tisha715
  • EDUcre8ive Mar 27 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2: the questions they ask are your roadmap - where should this lesson go? What do my Ss need? Where can their questions take us? #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:20 PM EDT
  • gdorn1 Mar 27 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A2. To see how S are understanding the information and comprehending it. It allows for a deeper discussion, understanding collaboration, sharing of ideas, argumentative pts..-Enc. open ended Q for disc. is a valuable asset for T and S both. For comp. and Und. and growth #5thchat
  • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A3 At the beginning AND end I like to ask the same Big Question that we spend the lesson/unit investigating--- like What is bravery? The key is repeated exposure to the same question examined at multiple points in the learning process #5thchat
  • 4XSoccermom Mar 27 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A3 We have essential questions that are open ended and usually lasts the whole unit. We also ask questions that just add to the conversation. Usually thick, but every now and then, I ask right there questions. They are asked at the beginning and end. #5thChat
  • smanhart4 Mar 27 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2 Ss take on ownership in the learning & instruction. Ts can adjust lesson/learning to facilitate greater understanding when they know if their kids get it. #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3 The questions I ask at the beginning of a lesson might be more inquiry-based. The questions I ask at the end of a lesson might be more reflective or assessment based. All of the questions need to be engaging. #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3: At the beginning I explore what they already know/remember. Its amazing how some Ss remember everything & others have a hard time recalling the basics. This lets me see who needs more help or one-on-one #5thchat
  • JerniganAlyssa Mar 27 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3: I would ask questions to see how much background knowledge they already have, because you wouldn't want to cover information that they're already experts at, you want to provide questions that spark their interests and get them thinking. #5thchat
    In reply to @superteacher524
  • Mr_Ullman Mar 27 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3 I try to ask guiding questions at the beginning of a unit. The big questions that ss should be able to at least have a conception of a response by the end of the unit. #5thchat
  • tisha715 Mar 27 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3 towards the end of math lessons when I'm doing whiteboard practice I like to ask q's about mistakes I see- "what is the mistake" "how can we avoid this mistake" etc. I always emphasis mistakes are great for learning! #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:25 PM EDT
  • ChristineLPercy Mar 27 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A2 Ss questions also show what they know and it is a skill that Ss need to learn so they have a better understanding of what they are learning about in maths #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    HI Dan, "Why" questions are usually more engaging because Ss need to support their answers/claims w/ evidence. Ss will then respectfully disagree or agree and explain why. #5thchat
    In reply to @dmfouts
  • 4XSoccermom Mar 27 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A4 I think some questions are better when you hear multiple voices, that way Ss are exposed to a variety, learn how to hold conversations, and respect opinions of others. Then there are some that can be in small group or 1 on 1. #5thChat
  • gdorn1 Mar 27 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3. At the beg. of lesson, I like to discuss what we'll be investigating throughout the lesson or unit. It gives me info. on how much Ss may know about topic. At the End, we do a summary on the highlights or imp. pts. in unit.Discuss the whatifs or the possibilities! #5thchat
  • ChristineLPercy Mar 27 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3 what do you notice and what do you wonder? How are these connected? #5thchat
  • JerniganAlyssa Mar 27 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A4: Absolutely! I feel like with individuals you can ask more questions that push their thinking and personalize it. Where as with the whole class I feel it's more open ended or its questions that they turn and talk to their neighbor about #5thchat
    In reply to @superteacher524
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A4 The questions I ask the whole group, small group, and individuals will be different because I might need to scaffold, differentiate, enrich, probe, and/or assess. #5thchat
  • ChristineLPercy Mar 27 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4 all depends on the purpose of the question and the math content/skill #5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Mar 27 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Gotta sneak out early enjoy the rest of the chat. I’ll check back in and see the great responses you all add!#5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A4: In sm group/individual I'm differentiating my Qs based on their ability level. With lg group, its to start a conversation. The struggling Ss can hear their peers talk, which gives them a new perspective on the topic. Sometimes they can explain better than me #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:33 PM EDT
  • gdorn1 Mar 27 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A4. Defintely. With individuals, I know which ones are capable to push to higher levels of disc.. Small gps., we may have some areas we need to work on and bring the disc. to a diff. level. The whole class,, depends upon levels of comprehension and how deep we can go .#5thchat
  • HowardKiyuna Mar 27 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A4: Yes. Invid q's are geared more to understand S motivation and ability to process the work at hand. Group q's aren't really q's they are rhetorical. I assume they needed to ask. I serve a mixed population & don't want to put Ss on the spot. #5thchat
  • JerniganAlyssa Mar 27 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A5: I'm still in college but I feel like I would wright down main question objectives and anything else that pops into my head so I wouldn't forget. I would also think about the levels of questions and the purposes they serve. Lastly, the way I'm present them. #5thchat
    In reply to @superteacher524
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A5 I plan out questions for each lesson. I also ask spontaneous questions based on what Ss share, understand, or misconceptions. Common Core Companions have great questions connected to standards. The questions usually begin with "why or "Where did you find the evidence?"#5thchat
  • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A5 For high school social studies history/gov... Are we free? What is bravery? What is patriotism? Should government help us directly or should government encourage us to help ourselves? All applicable to younger grades! #5thchat
  • tisha715 Mar 27 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A5 I don't plan out questions for every lesson, but I used to have a DOK question stems paper with me all the time and that was super helpful in getting a mix of Q's. Sometimes I write down Q's that got really great responses for the future. #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    I agree 110%! This is best practice for all teachers! #5thchat
    In reply to @JerniganAlyssa, @superteacher524
  • smanhart4 Mar 27 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A3 In band, I don't have structured units. I ask a lot of review questions which help build to more in-depth questions. I love asking my Ss to think independently about how to do things differently. Basic Q's balanced w/higher order thinking Q's throughout. #5thchat
  • Dale_Chu Mar 27 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A5: Maybe not for every lesson, but certainly the essential questions for the unit (e.g. “Is there ever a 'just' war?” vs. "What key event sparked World War I?") #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:40 PM EDT
  • 4XSoccermom Mar 27 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A5 I do plan out a few questions to help guide me on some of the things, but I also leave the door open for questions that come from our conversations. Ex. might be What is the truth? What's important to know before working on a problem? #5thChat
  • tisha715 Mar 27 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A5 I don't plan out all of my Q's for every lesson, but I used to have a DOK question stem paper with me all the time and that was super helpful in getting a mix of Q's. Sometimes I write down Q's that got really great responses for the future. #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5: My co-teacher and I plan out Qs for the week's lessons together. But we also like to let the Ss ask their own Qs and lead the discussion when appropriate. #5thchat
  • gdorn1 Mar 27 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5. What causes A to occur? What is released when B occurs? Why do the soln change color? How do they react? Who invented this process? What if we changed A for B? #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A6 I don't use protocols for everything. However, I love to use Socratic seminars, Visible Thinking protocols, questions from the 8 Standards For Mathematical Practice, and spontaneous ones:) #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Can you say more about visible thinking? I am no familiar with the term.#5thchat
    • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      A6 I don't use protocols for everything. However, I love to use Socratic seminars, Visible Thinking protocols, questions from the 8 Standards For Mathematical Practice, and spontaneous ones:) #5thchat
  • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A6 No protocol for asking Qs but there's protocol for listening to the Qs-- no judgment, no interruption; there are no dumb questions. #5thchat
  • smanhart4 Mar 27 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A4 Sometimes. I might ask a general question to the class. Ss respond. I like to counter with "yes, tell my why" or "explain what you mean" to that student so I can get the individual student to go a bit further in understanding. #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A6: We have an open floor for Qs that are lesson related. I'd rather get the discussion flowing and tackle Qs as they come. If its not lesson related, its asked at the end or beginning of class when we're sharing #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Always respectful to the speaker #5thchat
    In reply to @dmfouts
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    So important to stress these expectations #5thchat
    • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:44 PM EDT
      A6 No protocol for asking Qs but there's protocol for listening to the Qs-- no judgment, no interruption; there are no dumb questions. #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Hi Karina, Visible Thinking is a book and a PDF: https://t.co/qlY8VCdZiN with great resources to get Ss to show their thinking. I highly recommend it. It makes all Ss accountable in an engaging way. #5thchat
    • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:43 PM EDT
      Can you say more about visible thinking? I am no familiar with the term.#5thchat
      • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:42 PM EDT
        A6 I don't use protocols for everything. However, I love to use Socratic seminars, Visible Thinking protocols, questions from the 8 Standards For Mathematical Practice, and spontaneous ones:) #5thchat
  • gdorn1 Mar 27 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    A6. We work in a circle format for discussions and questions. The Ss feel comfortable to lead and answer! #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Its mainly inquiry model - we use our Qs to get them thinking outside the box or more in depth beyond what they need to know #5thchat
    In reply to @HowardKiyuna
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    I believe in order to have any purposeful discussion w/ Ss, norms have to be established. We need to build relationships in order for the Ss to feel comfortable to ask and answer questions. #5thchat
  • RitaWirtz Mar 27 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    @BlainlySpoken Thanks for the follow! #5thchat🍎
    In reply to @BlainlySpoken, @BlainlySpoken
  • 4XSoccermom Mar 27 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A6 Not really...well except raise your hand. After awhile, I stop answering and say, "great question for us to explore." Then I encourage them to look it up. That way it gets out of them only asking me and how to find it on their own. #5thChat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Right back at you! #5thchat
    In reply to @RitaWirtz
  • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A5 I think that depends on what your goals are going into talking with the individual, small group or class. With whole class it may be one big question but then it is tailored to fit individuals to clarify understanding #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Do you have experience with Socratic seminar in Elementary school?#5thchat
    • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      A6 I don't use protocols for everything. However, I love to use Socratic seminars, Visible Thinking protocols, questions from the 8 Standards For Mathematical Practice, and spontaneous ones:) #5thchat
  • ChristineLPercy Mar 27 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A6 guided and prepared questions that I think will probe and clarify my Ss understanding and also the flexibility to allow for spontaneous and unplanned discussion too #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Building relationships with our Ss is key - making them feel as if they're opinions matter and that we're willing to listen to them is important. Teaching our Ss to listen and to express ideas is just as important as what we're teaching on the smartboard. #5thchat
    In reply to @tikaee
  • smanhart4 Mar 27 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A5 I don't plan specific questions for rehearsals. Many questions are based on needs that present themselves throughout class. Breathing-where should we end the phrase? Wrong notes-what is the fingering for that note? What can we do with these tied whole notes? #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Yes. I use it in informational and fictional text. My Ss love it! #5thchat
    • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:49 PM EDT
      Do you have experience with Socratic seminar in Elementary school?#5thchat
      • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:42 PM EDT
        A6 I don't use protocols for everything. However, I love to use Socratic seminars, Visible Thinking protocols, questions from the 8 Standards For Mathematical Practice, and spontaneous ones:) #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    I will have to try it...I have only heard about it done in middle and high school.#5thchat
    • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:50 PM EDT
      Yes. I use it in informational and fictional text. My Ss love it! #5thchat
      • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:49 PM EDT
        Do you have experience with Socratic seminar in Elementary school?#5thchat
        • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:42 PM EDT
          A6 I don't use protocols for everything. However, I love to use Socratic seminars, Visible Thinking protocols, questions from the 8 Standards For Mathematical Practice, and spontaneous ones:) #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:52 PM EDT
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    LOL you can tell I'm a math teacher and not ELA. When I type fast my they, their, they're, and there are all interchangeable - #5thchat
    In reply to @tikaee
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    I highly recommend it! I strategically choose who is going to be in the inner circle. I love it when Ss are so engaged they forget there are 25 sets of eyes watching and listening to everything. #5thchat
    • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:51 PM EDT
      I will have to try it...I have only heard about it done in middle and high school.#5thchat
      • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:50 PM EDT
        Yes. I use it in informational and fictional text. My Ss love it! #5thchat
        • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:49 PM EDT
          Do you have experience with Socratic seminar in Elementary school?#5thchat
          • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:42 PM EDT
            A6 I don't use protocols for everything. However, I love to use Socratic seminars, Visible Thinking protocols, questions from the 8 Standards For Mathematical Practice, and spontaneous ones:) #5thchat
  • BlainlySpoken Mar 27 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A8: Relationships are very important when it comes to motivating Ss to share in class. When they know you're interested in their thoughts, when they have confidence in your classroom, then discussion (Q&A) will flourish. #5thchat
  • dmfouts Mar 27 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A8 The best questions are ones that are simple but not simplistic-- like Are we really free? Ss can understand them on the front end, but then when they begin answering it, all of a sudden, it becomes complex-- but they are hooked! #5thchat
  • superteacher524 Mar 27 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Please say more about that...do you have the article available to attach?#5thchat
    • ChristineLPercy Mar 27 @ 8:53 PM EDT
      A5 plan what I think I will ask. Trying not to funnel and do more focusing with my patterns of questioning#5thchat
  • JerniganAlyssa Mar 27 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A8: effective questions are a combination of a lot of things, like planning, correlation and asking questions that get them thinking of the how and why rather than what and where. Also questions that provide deep thinking and can't be answered with yes or no #5thchat
    In reply to @superteacher524
  • ChristineLPercy Mar 27 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A8 SEL and building a classroom environment for ALL Ss is 🔑. Then listening to what Ss are saying and not listen for. Finally planning and collaboration with T peers and Ss is what makes math discourse productive. #5thchat
  • gdorn1 Mar 27 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    a8. Planning open-ended Q, having good relationships with your Ss, You want your Ss to listen to the discussion Q prompts and think and have time to reflect before answering. #5thchat
  • tikaee Mar 27 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    A8 Effective questions are effective if Ss feel safe, Ss understand them, there is a "why," evidence can be supported, reflection can be included, next steps can be shared, and/or more questions can be added. #5thchat