What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language. Jane Goodall
We know that student learning is enhanced when there are many opportunities for students to elaborate on ideas through talk. In this section of the website you will find some instructional structures or strategies such as a Workshop Model, Collaborative Learning and Inquiry-based Learning, that have been shown to be particularly effective in promoting the kind of talk that supports learning.
One simple but powerful change to the classroom is to use questioning techniques that include everyone.
No Hands Up Rule
Encourage Active Listening
Adapted from Primas: Centre for Research In Mathematics Education Universityof!Nottingham. 2010.