Podcast 152 – Why Are Educator Questions Important? (Part 1)

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.


It is important that we help our children learn how to ask questions, but to do this effectively we have to be aware of how we use questions. What types of questions are you asking your child? Who is really answering? When, where, and why are you asking questions? How often do you ask questions versus make statements? How can we all use questions more effectively to not only drive our children’s learning, but to enrich our relationship? So, what are the “level” of questions that we as educators need to be aware of?


In this show I cover:

  • What questions do that statements do not
  • Purposes and uses for different types of questions
  • Levels of questions – Bloom’s Taxonomy


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Additional Resources and Information:

Podcast 9: Meeting Your Child’s Needs With Differentiation

Podcast 12: Becoming Inquisitive By Learning About “Skinny” and “Fat” Questions

Deep-Thinking Inquiry: Skinny and Fat Questions Lesson Plan

Podcast 107: Do You Have a Question Wall?

Question Wall: Written Directions

Bloom’s Taxonomy


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