Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Create a Culture of Questioning

As an educator I have found that a properly presented question moves both myself and others. However, formulating effective questions requires training and practice. Engagement in discussion about this foundational skill develops the skills needed to lead.


A trained questioner produces a subtle power of service with professional influence. Influencing peers and educational policy through authentic questioning may remain unnoticed, but naturally serves to leadership toward change and improvement. Not only do questions create an atmosphere of professional development but include all parties from administration and educators to home and community. While questioners are often seen as "gadflies", in an authentic, learner's culture, discussion naturally moves school policy and practice toward excellence.


Can educators influence thorough policy improvement without practicing the foundational skill of questioning?



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Idea No. 320