Questioning

Teachers often talk about the difficulty they have with getting children to ask decent questions. After a session with the community constable today, I wonder if we are attacking the problem in the right way. Students asked great questions! Yes, they were both open and closed questions, but they were real, pertinent, deep and inquiring. So I wonder if children have problems with questioning because they aren’t overly interested in the topic? Or perhaps we put too many rules and restrictions on kids, rather than just letting them formulate real questions about what they are curious about? It’s something I’m pondering…

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