Teacher June, Teacher Vanessa, and Teacher Midori attended an all day training about observation. These types of trainings help teachers enhance their skills. With that said, now we have more tools to be even better teachers for all of our children!
One of the skills that we learned, that even parents can use at home, is asking Open-Ended Questions! When your child has drawn a masterpiece or built a castle of blocks, instead of praising them for their great and creative work, ask Open-Ended Questions to enhance the thinking and conversation!
Some Open-Ended Questions examples:
- How did you do that?
- Tell me about your...?
- What can you tell me about it?
- What does this make you think of?
- What would happen if...?
- How are you going to do that?
- What might you try instead?
- What can you do next time?
- What are some different things you could do?
-Teacher June, Teacher Vanessa, & Teacher Midori