Sample Strategic Questions A Mentor Can Pose to a Mentee After Teaching A Lesson
(*Lipton, et al., 2001)
Sample questions that activate prior knowledge and engage the mentee
Sample questions that are expansive and help the mentee explore options
· Now that the lesson is over, what if any, are some of your questions or concerns about this lesson?
· How satisfied are you that your students were able to respond to the essential questions that you posed during the lesson?
· How satisfied are you with the assessments you used for this lesson?
· Did your lesson meet the needs of ...?
· Would you say direct instruction was an effective method of teaching for this lesson? Please explain your thinking.
· How well did you handle ... when he disrupted the class?
· What did you like most and least about today's lesson?
· How did this lesson relate to enduring Jewish knowledge?
· Are there other essential questions that could have been incorporated into this lesson?
· What other assessments could you have used for this lesson?
· Upon reflection, are there other methods of teaching that you should have used for this lesson?
· Given this opportunity to think through today's lesson, what are some specific actions you intend to take in future?
· As you reflect on today's lesson, what are some of the things that come to mind?
· What have you learned from today's post conference?
· What other methods can you use next time to handle ... when he disrupts the class?
* Adapted from Lipton, L., Wellman, B. & Humbard, D. (2001). Mentoring Matters: A Practical Guide to Learning-focused Relationships: Sherman, CT: Mira Via, LLC.
On the next blog post we will present a summary of all the internal reflection methods and formats that we have presented.