(7 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.3 Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.2, Learning Environment 3.3 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25
Activities galore! Do you need some good questioning activities for your classroom? You will find a whole treasure trove here! Actually, there are a dozen, to be exact. Twelve excellent questioning activities and strategies will keep your students interested and engaged — and begging for more questions. Get ready to make review time fun and fresh again. 

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Every teacher needs a good arsenal of reviewing or questioning strategies to help keep things from getting stagnant. Sometimes the tried and true ones just get boring after too many uses. It’s time to get a refresh for review! In “Essentials for Teaching – Questioning Activities,” Lisa Van Gemert shares 12 great questioning activities that will keep your class on their toes and excited about participating. The strategies are varied to target different types of learners and personalities as well so your introverted, extroverted, confident, and shy students will all have activities that encourage them to participate.

Some of the activities you will learn include:

  • The Hot Seat
  • Twitter Style
  • Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce
  • Game Show
  • One Word at a Time
  • And many more!

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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7 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Questioning Activities

  1. Lori – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Practical suggestions I will definitely use

  2. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas.

  3. Tony – FAIRBANKS LOCAL (verified owner)

    5 Stars
    This course provided a lot of activites that teachers can immediately use in the classroom.

  4. Jillian – VALLEY VIEW LOCAL (verified owner)

    A quick overview of 12 strategies which can be used in any classroom to help make questioning

  5. Noemi – FT SAM HOUSTON ISD (verified owner)

    This will help teachers with engaging students

  6. Jennifer – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

    Fun ideas for questioning to keep learning refreshed.

  7. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)


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