Episode 125: How to Ask Good Questions to Promote Connections, Build Community, and Enhance Learning with Cecilia Razak
In episode 125 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, we’re talking about how to ask good questions to promote connections among students, build community, and enhance learning.
I’m excited to welcome Cecilia Razak to the show. Cecilia co-developed an interactive presentation slide deck builder called Slides with Friends. It has been used in K-12 and college classrooms and it has also been used outside of educational settings to help people stay connected and have fun.
In this conversation, we talk a little bit about the Slides with Friends tool, but Cecilia also shares tips to help you ask better questions.
- What are the elements that make a good question?
- What makes an effective icebreaker question?
- What are the different types of questions you can integrate into your lecture?
- And when should you plan for questions in your lesson plan?
We discuss all of these questions and more!
- Learn more about Slides with Friends! It's free for everyone up to 10 players.
- Connect with Cecilia on LinkedIn and Twitter
- Research article: Bunce, D. M., Flens, E. A., & Neiles, K. Y. (2010). How long can students pay attention in class? A study of student attention decline using clickers. Journal of Chemical Education, 87(12), 1438–1443.
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