Last reviewed on 14 February 2020
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Use our learning walk template to help you identify a key feature of high-quality teaching – effective questioning.

Download our template

Use this to help you spot high-quality questioning techniques in the classroom.

It includes examples of best practice you can look out for, including:

  • Open and closed questions
  • Engaging 'hooks' that motivate pupils to want to learn more
  • Critical thinking opportunities
  • Assessing pupils' prior knowledge
  • 'Bloom's taxonomy' styles of questioning – lower and higher order thinking skills

Before you carry out your learning walk, see whether you want to add, remove or adapt any of these to suit your context.

Next steps

Read our guide on how to conduct a learning walk.

Read our article for more information on effective questioning techniques.