It wasn’t until we attended a PD about questioning in the classroom that we understood how we could get our students to ask meaningful questions to drive their own learning. The main idea of this session was to increase and change the types of questions we as teachers ask our students. Something the presenter said, however, struck a chord with us: Children hit their question-asking peak by age 4. Once they enter school, questioning dramatically decreases. This made us think that it had to go beyond just teachers increasing their questions; we had to get our students to do the same.
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