In HOTS , the teacher should know how to time and pace her questions. He should use prompting questions to help students respond to her questions, in example, give clues and hints to track the answer. The teacher can derive words or expressions that can tickle the minds of her students leading him to think of the answers and thereby increasing her reasoning. He can ask probing questions to seek clarification and to lead students to a more complete and thoughtful answer. Patience and guidance are two elements that should come together to achieve this. The teacher should be patients enough to lead the students arrive at the correct answer and at the same time guiding them in formulating correct response. He should allow enough  time for the students to answer a question. He should provide a climate of friendly environment inside and outside the classroom. The students who are scared of teachers learn nothing from them. This is a form of child abuse. The individual cannot absorb anything that you would like to inject to them when they are emotionally and mentally disturbed. As teachers, we should be aware that we must create a healty environment to our students like making that classroom a classhome where everyone would love to stay and study.

   In the long run, questioning is one of the most powerful modes of teaching. It has the potential to greatly  facilitate the learning process when used appropriately. Using questions and answers to challenge assumptiond, expose contradictions and lead to  a new understanding is an undeniably powerful teaching approach. In fact, it is widely believed that in order to teach well, one must be able to questions well. Knowing what to ask is one  fundamental tool of effective teachers.

By: Mrs. Amalia Cortez | Teacher-II Dr. Victoria B. Roman MHS

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