Hamilton, Connie (2019-04-14). Hacking Questions: 11 Answers That Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom (Hack Learning Series Book 23) (Kindle Location 1274). Times 10 Publications. Kindle Edition.
Fill Your Pocket: Prepare a handful of metacognitive questions.
Some of the things that strike me as important in this chapter are:
1. The importance of metacognitive questions, not just content questions
2. The importance of teaching students the QAR Question-Answer-Response model
3. "Attend to verbs" Instead of saying, "How's it going?" ask, "How is _______ going? (comparing, contrasting, etc.)
4. Think-alouds matter. (Sometimes it feels like read-alouds are discouraged in favor of reading articles and answering questions.)
5. Follow content question with another question.
Confession: I'm not great at always preparing questions for a lesson.. (Is there terribly awful to admit?) BUT I am learning from Connie how to do that, be more intentional about my questions. I want to do that, so that's step one. These Back Pocket Questions give me a concrete way to move in that direction.
Action Plan: Plan for questions in lessons. Write them down. Post these questions in key locations around the room, so I can refer back to them.
I am really trying to have the students think about their thinking this year, so this is a wonderful resource for me as I keep working towards that goal.