Shane Smith

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Need to reach me? My email is: ssmith1@gckschools.com



Mr. Smith's Schedule

Hour 1 - Intervention
Hour 2 - Plan
Hour 3 - Plan
Hour 4 - 7th Grade Math
Hour 5 - 7th Grade Math
Hour 6 - 8th Grade Math
Hour 7 - 8th Grade Math
Hour 8 - Tutorial
Hour 9 - Social Studies

 

“Did you do your homework?”

“Did you do all of your homework?”

I would say these are not the best questions to ask.  If I spend 20 seconds on homework that takes me 30 minutes, then yes I did my homework.  If I spend all 30 minutes just writing random things down without thinking, then yes I did all my homework.  In both cases here a child does not really get to practice anything they have learned.
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“Can you show me what you practiced in school today?”

“Can you show me how to do this?”

Asking for someone to show you their knowledge is a much better way to see if they’re getting their work done.  These questions also help students to practice even more.
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You can always help by asking questions that help people find their own solutions.

  • What information do you need to do this assignment?
  • Where can you find what information you need?
  • Where could you begin?
  • What do you need to do next?
  • Can you describe how you’re going to solve this problem?
  • How could you solve this problem?
  • How did you solve this problem?
  • What did you try that didn’t work?
  • Can you show me what information makes this answer seem right to you?
  • Can you tell me more about this part?