What is this strategy about?
Turn “I don’t know” into success by ensuring that pupils who won’t try, or can’t answer, practice getting it right. Make pupils answer the question that you have asked them.
Why is it important to ask students questions in class?
Asking questions will allow students to become actively engaged in lessons as they are encouraged to participate. This will also allow teachers to assess their students' knowledge and understanding of teaching.
Why should children be encouraged to participate in class discussions?
Participating in class promotes active learning and teaches children to express their ideas and share their knowledge with others.
Click here to find out how to help students answer questions by Breaking it Down Until They're Right.
Choose this strategy if you want to...
- Tell pupils clearly that it is not okay not to try
- Have all pupils take responsibility for their own learning
- Effectively help pupils who don’t know the answer
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