Socratic Method - Ask and You Shall Receive

Students love to question and be questioned or challenged. The Socratic method of teaching and questioning is a very effective teaching tool. Be careful with it though or classrooms can dissolve in chaos. When asking students what they think about a concept, never just ask the question in general, “what do you think,” if you do you’ll get every student trying to tell you at once, instead ask specific students, as in “George, what do you think?”