You know you have a good aim when your question requires students to say -- the skill they learned, --the strategy you used to help them understand the material, and --the content they needed to master.
Mr. Pane and 20 students from his architectural drafting and pre-engineering class had a magnificient and educational experience at conEdison thanks to Mr. Thomas Thatcher, General Manager. Mr. Pane and the students visited the Davis Avenue Plant on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Mr. Pane stated, "In class, we teach the basics of electrical and mechanical engineering, but they do not see the real use of what they have been learning until now." The McKee students were just as delighted saying, "This helped us grasp the concept of what phases are and what transformers actually do." Thank you Mr. Thatcher and the conEd staff!
Click on the title and you will see a powerful list of question starters. The website not only provides a list of questions but also the type of products students should create that represent the type of thinking students are doing along. . . Bloom's Taxonomy.
Being mindful about the type of questions one asks in class also helps to differentiate instruction. Check it out!