October 17, 2016

October 17, 2015

Reflective Questions

Some teachers gauge their effectiveness by the volume of discussion that takes place in their class, and while discussion is good, sometimes carefully crafted questions are better left undisturbed by talk. But top-notch teachers will occasionally ask questions that lead to real change if the students are allowed a little time to quietly reflect.

For example, a question that may not lead to discussion but could lead to life change might be: “Hophni and Phinehas heard God’s voice warn them about the danger they were boldly headed into. Do you ever hear God’s voice calling you to stop or to turn around?” Or another more open ended reflective question might be: “If God were to get your attention today, what do you think He would say to you?”