Questioning for Stretch and Challenge

This course will be online:-

  • Caroline is presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

Questioning is a teaching skill that takes place in every lesson, however opportunities to stretch and challenge pupils’ thinking are not always maximised. This webinar carefully blends discussion, recent research on questioning alongside practical teaching strategies for improving challenge in this area. It enables participants to gain an insight into what really works and what we can do to ensure that our questioning is the best it can be.

Who will benefit?

The training is suitable for teachers and school leaders from secondary, primary, FE and HE colleges aiming to increase pupil achievement, participation and challenge through effective questioning.

It will:

  • Highlight aspects of key research pertaining to questioning
  • Unpick how questioning links to improved stretch and challenge
  • Provide thought provoking and practical ideas for improving questioning within the lesson to challenge the more able
  • Look at increasing the challenge and role of pupils’ questions

Presenter Profile

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Caroline Bentley-Davies has been a middle leader in three schools. She has worked in a Local Authority for five years with a focus on raising achievement, leadership and management. She reviews schools across the UK and overseas. She is the author of several books for teachers including: ‘How to be an Amazing Teacher’ and ‘The Outstanding Lessons Pocketbook.’ Her new book is called ‘How to be an Amazing Middle Leader’ and is currently the best- selling book for Middle Leaders on Amazon. This day course will allow Middle Leaders to review their skills, audit their strengths and receive invaluable guidance for helping them develop their team.

Feedback from teachers on Caroline's courses

Very relevant! Very good pace. Very informative, reflective and enjoyable!
Absolutely relevant. Thought provoking, challenging and ‘real’.
Caroline was superb. Very useful hints and certainly made me reflect.
Short, sharp session with good takeaways that can be implemented. Fun, energetic and interesting presenter.
Caroline is full of great ideas, both for short term gains and long term strategy. Excellent.
Engaging. Inclusive. Challenging. Excellent presenter.

Cost: £150 per delegate

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