What is the best way to question students?

06/12/2011 | Education Week Teacher

It is better to call on students at random than to address questions to those who raise their hands, says instructional coach David Ginsburg. In this blog, he writes that students more likely are to be engaged in lessons when teachers use the cold-call method because there is a chance they could be called on at any time. The method also allows teachers to assess students by asking them all to answer questions, and helps prepare them for college or the workplace by putting them on the spot.

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