Questioning Video Library

Questioning enables teachers to explore students' thinking while they are learning, so that we can respond to their needs in a timely way. Effective questioning makes students' thinking visible so that we can find out what they know, and what they still need to learn. Questioning

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Video Transcript: (pdf)
This document contains a transcript of all of the video segments in this series.
Segment 1: Effective Questioning (video)
This segment introduces oral questioning as an assessment for learning practice and explores the purposes of oral questioning.
Segment 2: Planning Questions (video)
Effective questions elicit students' thinking, identify their misconceptions, and scaffold their learning. A three-step process for planning questions is presented.

Segment 3: Questioning – Making Thinking Visible (video)
Teachers implement a variety of questioning strategies to probe students' thinking, encourage students to elaborate on their responses and create a safe environment in the classroom.

Segment 4: Questioning In Action (video)
Working collaboratively, teachers observe a colleague's videoed lesson in which he implements a variety of question types, and some of the strategies presented in Segment 3.

Segment 5: Questioning – Engaging Students in the Conversation (video)
This segment focuses on the way teachers ask questions so that students are more fully engaged in classroom discourse – incorporating think time, providing opportunities to rehearse their answers individually or in small groups, and engaging all students in thinking about the answer.

Segment 6: Questioning - What We've Learned (video)
Teachers share their experiences – both successes and challenges – as they continue to look for ways to improve oral questioning.

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