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Teaching Tips: Questioning

These sites provide information to improve student’s questioning skills. Learn how to ask good questions and how those questions improve learning. Includes activities to practice questioning skills and examples of good questions.


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Learn some tips for asking good questions, including: good questioning skills, questioning strategies that promote higher level thinking, asking probing questions, divergent questions, and additional resource information.
Understand questioning strategies and practice to improve your questioning skills; includes information about three question taxonomies, question sequencing and patterns, a classroom observation instrument, and a case study.
Discover the art of asking questions, including the goal of a question, classroom observations, and a simple approach. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Read this case study about using questioning in a mathematics classroom.
Model these good questioning strategies to your students to help them assess what they have learned, to develop their thinking skills, and to study for exams.
This research paper suggests 18 different questioning techniques useful in both lecture and discussion-based classes.
This research paper reviews the relevant literature on wait/think-time in student-teacher interactions such as questioning.
This site provides several strategies for developing different types of questions. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn the components of a good question, the importance of asking good questions, and the way to articulate a good question.
This site provides tips for teachers about asking good questions in classroom that promote critical thinking.

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