Parents as Partners
Everett is continuing to partner with parents with the focus on strategic questioning connecting home to school. This year we are providing you with strategic questioning tools that can be used at home to foster your student’s success. The questions can be asked in the car, at home, or on the way to an event. The questions below are a few examples of strategic questioning that you can begin to implement at home that will support your child through their academic journey.
Avoid These Questions and Try These Instead
Instead of: Did you have fun at school today? Try: What was the best strategy you used today?
Instead of: Was your teacher nice? Try: What was the most interesting thing your teacher said today? Why?
Instead of: Were the kids in your class nice? Try: What were some of the strategies your classmates used?
Instead of: What did you do today? Try: What tasks did you complete?
Instead of: What did you learn? Try: What did you learn from your errors?
Instead of: What didn’t you understand? Try: Did you still have questions?
Reminder: Asking children to expand their answers beyond yes or no and answering in complete sentences will provide an extension of the above questioning strategies.