- It is important to avoid asking questions where you are looking for one best answer. These questions lead to IRE (Interrogation, Response, Evaluation) sometimes known as guess what’s in my head.
- This is when you respond to students who are discussing instead of encouraging and eliciting the response of other students.
- Consider the following example questions that use Productive Talk Moves for an in-class discussion about efficiency:
- “We would agree that efficiency is good, but there are many debatable elements to efficiency.”
- “There are multiple kinds of efficiency. Which is best? Speed? Size?”
- “Can you ever maximize all kinds of efficiency?”
- “Does it even matter if code is efficient?”
- “What about less efficient code that is more readable?”
- Note from CS Teaching Tips Team: Check out Michelle Friend’s tip to learn more about Productive Talk Moves.