Teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of teaching, no matter what subject you teach. One way of doing this can be through Questioning. Questioning is at the heart of critical thinking. The best way to leverage your students’ critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond can be through ASSET Question-A-Day (AQAD). AQAD are thought provoking questions designed by a team of subject experts. The questions inspire students to think beyond their imagination.
To know whether your students are learning to think critically, you need a window into their thought processes. So challenge them with thought provoking questions everyday.
From 2009, we have been sending ASSET Question-A-Day through mails to schools and students everyday. These questions have been appreciated and used by Schools in various innovative ways to help students. We will be sharing how AQAD is used in differently from one school every fortnightly.
In our school, we have interactive boards or MODTs in every class which are connected through server. Every class has a student computer in-charge. Every morning ASSET Coordinator download the questions and copy them in the server. Question timetable (subject wise and day wise) is put up on the ASSET softboard. From the softboard student in-charge come to know that on Monday they have English Questions. So accordingly they open the question in that particular subject period from the server before the teacher enters in the class. The teacher before teaching his/her subject syllabus discusses the ASSET questions in the class. It takes hardly 5 minutes.
Every day, ASSET Coordinator takes the print out of the questions and put up on the ASSET softboard, so that if any students want to write in their ASSET notebooks they can copy the questions in their break time.
Delhi Public School, East, Ahmedabad