• The Art of Asking Questions
    The Exchange book, Powerful Interactions:  How to Connect with Children and Extend their Learning, offers these suggestions for asking children questions:

    "In a powerful interaction, you pause to be present, then intentionally make a personal connection with the child, simultaneously moving the child's learning forward in a small, yet purposeful, way.  Therefore, the questions you ask them make a difference in both the child's feelings towards you and the child's thinking and learning."

    Here are some strategies suggested by the authors for asking good questions:

    • Alternate between silence, commentary, and questions.
    • Tailor the questions to the child.
    • Offer a manageable challenge.