Not all Questions are Good Questions: Equipping Teachers to Ask Questions to Deepen Student Understanding
Through attending the NCTM conference, I would like to learn more about how to treat status problems in my classroom to create a place for equitable learning through effective group work. In connection to creating a place for group work to thrive, I want to enhance my questioning skills as an educator, not only as a formative assessment tool, but also to increase students' problem solving, reasoning, and explaining skills. Many of our students struggle to value their education because of outside challenges including past learning difficulties and issues of self-esteem. Teaching students to persevere and take risks in their learning is an important step to begin to create a thriving learning environment. As a teacher, I need more resources so I can create those engaging tasks, which ask good questions of students, to begin teaching students how to persevere and take risks in their learning.