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How to use psychologically rich questions in the classroom

One of the most powerful tools a teacher can use in the classroom is effective questions. Not only does this help consolidate students’ understanding; it also helps measure their progress. For these reasons, Rosenshines’ third Principle of Instruction is to ask lots of good questions.

But what constitutes a “good” question? It probably depends on many factors, such as what do the students already know, the purpose of the question and the timing of it. Let’s take a look at three types of questions and how to use them in the classroom…

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