- It was detailed
- It included some of the authors own thinking, whether stated overtly or implied
We need to keep this in mind not only when we have our students ask questions but also when we ask questions. Especially if the question is geared toward improving student learning.
Is homework helpful to students?
Are written responses, assigned for home reading, helpful for improving reading comprehension?
Asking better questions leads to better results. Think about this not only when you are asking others questions but also when you are asking questions of yourself. Think about this when you are reflecting on your own practice.
Our students deserve the best. If we are going to ask them to ask better questions then we need to ask better questions.