Planning Effective Questions

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In order to guide next steps in instruction and assessment, a teacher at McNally High School in Edmonton incorporates effective questions into his instructional plan to determine student understanding of a concept.

Key Points

  • Effective questions provide teachers with information about how well students have grasped key concepts and skills.
  • This information allows teachers to make adjustments to their instruction.

Discussion Questions

  • What are the characteristics of effective questions that can provide teachers with information about student learning in real time?
  • How could we create time to allow teachers in our school to collaborate and develop these effective questions?

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