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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Strategic Questions a Mentor Can Pose to a Mentee After Teaching a Lesson

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.

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