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"Jackie Walsh and Beth Sattes have a near-legendary history in their work to bridge the art and science of quality questioning. If an artisan is one who hones his craft toward perfection and a scientist one who searches for truth, then Walsh and Sattes are artisans and scientists. Add to this their unsurpassed experiences as premier presenters for adult learners and we have a book that guides classroom teachers through a careful yet practical process for student achievement.
"In reviewing standards and performance assessments for CAEP accreditation, questioning strategies stand out. The second edition of Quality Questioning will help our students fully understand both why and how effective questioning impacts student learning. From foundation courses and field experience through student teaching in prek-12 schools, our students will find this book useful.
"Almost three years ago, as an elementary principal, I read the first edition of Quality Questioning, collaborating with a successful teacher to read, reflect, and dialogue. Our discussions prompted major shifts in our thinking about student engagement through the vehicle of quality questioning. Over the past two years, we have worked collaboratively in our district to understand and use Quality Questioning on each school campus.
"Posing questions that stimulate a student’s desire to learn and grow and nurturing student curiosity to pose questions requires a sea change in school and classroom cultures. The 6Ps Framework provides a map for teachers who want to undertake this journey, from preparing thought-provoking questions through presenting them with interest in student responses to the essential partnering with students.
"Jackie Walsh and Beth Sattes have done it again! Quality Questioning, Second Edition guides educators through the 6Ps Framework and provides practical strategies to apply to classroom teaching. The special features in this edition allow educators to deepen their understanding of questioning. The power of this book is that it is well-researched and clearly written and empowers teachers to transform their classrooms into the intellectually engaging and invigorating havens that all students deserve."
"In their second edition of Quality Questioning, Jackie Walsh and Beth Sattes have built on their earlier classic. Reading this book is like chatting with an amazing professional friend and mentor. Utilizing a multitude of current and seminal research on questioning, teaching, and learning, each chapter models their practices of questioning to improve instruction. The authors invite us to think and talk with colleagues about the phases of quality questioning and instruct us to review and reflect on personal practice.
"Questions are the most important tool in a teacher’s toolbox. Walsh and Sattes teach us how to sharpen those tools and use the right ones to maximize learning. They understand that questioning isn’t interrogation, but rather frames dialogic instruction. You can see this come to life in the videos that accompany this book! Quality Questioning belongs on every thoughtful educator’s bookshelf."
"All educators use questioning, but few use a thorough cycle of questioning that engages learners, deepens student thinking, and provides formative feedback to the teacher and students. If you're ready to shift your purpose for questioning from answer-getting to provoking higher-order thinking, Quality Questioning is a must-read. Walsh and Sattes relate quality questioning to 12 of Hattie's top 50 areas that actually work to improve learning, including metacognition, peer learning, and teacher-student relationships. Never again will you take questioning for granted."
"In the second edition of Quality Questioning: Research-Based Practice to Engage Every Learner, Walsh and Sattes again present in a clear and concise manner the critical skill of classroom questioning. In this new edition, the authors emphasize the importance of partnering with students to enable learners to understand the what and why of questioning practices. The addition of video models to each chapter further engages the reader and is a wonderful supplement for pre-service and novice teachers.
"Read this book and discover the art and craft of quality questioning. Jackie and Beth have masterfully provided the perfect balance between the purpose, process, and practice of quality questioning. They demonstrate the important role students play in bringing quality questioning to life, optimizing the possibilities for cognitive engagement—the heart of meaningful learning. Their first edition was impressive; the second is simply exquisite."
"Quality Questioning is an incredible resource for teachers who wish to maximize the impact of questioning in their classrooms. Through passion and experience, Walsh and Sattes outline a 6Ps framework that teachers can readily integrate into their practice. They offer a compelling research base along with thoughtful prompts that encourage collaborative teacher thinking and reflection. This book is beautifully written and highlights student voice and partnership in learning, making it an important read for all educators."
"Quality questioning is about teacher intentionality in translating expectations into action. The second edition of Quality Questioning provides the structures and progression to make quality questioning happen. As an added bonus, it provides videos of the process to illustrate the nuances that unfold in a live classroom and get behind the thinking of the students and teachers who are using quality questioning practices. The goal of education is to create thinkers.
This research-based work, like the authors’ previous books on quality questioning, is both practical and innovative. Teachers and administrators in our district have used the authors’ earlier works to impact student outcomes in our schools. This latest book is better than ever. We look forward to using it as a resource to build on previous successes that have resulted from more intentional use of quality questioning strategies.
“Imagine a classroom where all of the questions the teacher asks are purposeful, carefully crafted, and highly engaging of all students. The teachers uses questioning practices that engage all students in thinking and responding. Now imagine that there is a research-informed, field-tested, highly-acclaimed resource available that will help create such a classroom. Look no further: The second edition of Quality Questioning by Jackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert Sattes is just the book you need.