Greetings from New Orleans where I am speaking at workshop sponsored by SDE (Staff Development for Educators) titled Uncommon Teaching in the Common Core World. Had a wonderful group of teachers with us today while we tackled some complicated stuff and had a little fun. One of the techniques I talked about this morning was asking good questions to build the higher level thinking skills that the CCSS are looking for is called Socratic Questioning. This kind of questioning (which leads to other questions) is a change in instruction for a lot of us so I promised the group I would get them some more information. I also thought it would be of interest to the rest of you so I've linked you to several easy-to-handle articles. Enjoy!
The Power of Socratic Seminar
The Role of Socratic Questioning
This last one is about teaching kids to think more deeply and philosophically, using conversation to do so.
Talking to Think