Questioning Styles and Strategies: How to Use Questions to Engage and Motivate Different Styles of Learners


By Thoughtful Education Press

Published by Thoughtful Education Press

How better questions—and better questioning practices—lead to increased engagement, deeper understanding, and higher levels of learning


Questions are at the heart of teaching and learning, In fact, teachers may spend as much as 60% of their instructional time asking questions, listening to answers, and providing feedback. Countless studies over the last three decades have shown that effective questioning practices lead to higher achievement in every setting.

Questioning Styles and Strategies is designed to help you “up your game” when it comes to classroom questioning. More specifically, it shows you how to

  • Assess your current questioning practices and identify “best bets” for raising student achievement.
  • Use different styles of questions to increase engagement and reach all learners.
  • Implement classroom-ready questioning tools to vary your questioning practices and meet a wide variety of instructional purposes.
  • Use questions to design lessons and units that motivate students.

Additional information

Weight 0.55 lbs
Dimensions 9.375 × 11.75 in
Booklet Size

8.5" × 11"

Poster Size

11.0" × 25.25"


First (with premium Resource Guide)

First Publication Date

December 2007


Thoughtful Education Press





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