The authors, all with extensive teaching experience, describe powerful questioning in English Language Arts, Mathematics, History and Social Studies, and Science through both exposition and narration and using vignettes of teacher practice. Their focus is on those moments when teachers and students are engaged in classroom questioning tasks that involve face-to-face interactions and oral discourse, which comprise the great majority of time spent in schools.
About the Author
Polly Patrick has been involved in the Instructional Leadership Team and the Grading and Reporting Committee that have been at the core of creating a learning culture at Minnetonka High School. Polly has traveled to multiple districts and national conferences promoting the value of creating grading systems that give an accurate reflection of what students know and can do. She lives in Salem, Virginia.
Deb Moore is a clinical faculty member teaching elementary mathematics courses to preservice teachers and serves as a coach to a small cohort of her students with a mathematics emphasis as they complete their field work and student teaching in urban elementary classrooms throughout Baltimore and Washington D.C.