Duration: 2 hours
As educators we are eager to teach; and to teach, we believe, means to talk, to question, to nudge, to instruct, to challenge. As professionals, we need to talk less and interact more genuinely. We tend to fire questions at children, one after another, a rapid-fire sequence of queries that have nothing to do with what is interesting to the child and are not even interesting to us as teachers. What colour is that? Which tub holds more? How many blocks is that? What letter does your name start with? These questions do not prompt a child to investigate more. So how do we reframe our questions?