When you ask a question, “wait until he answers before you say anything” (Humes 166).
“After you ask, keep your mouth shut like a clam” (Humes 168).
It is HARD to ask a question and then wait for the students to answer. Time yourself (or have your child or spouse time you). How long are you willing to wait after you ask a question for the answer? It probably isn’t much more than a few seconds.
Practice waiting for answers.
Humes, James C. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln. Three Rivers Press.
One thought on “Waiting for Answers”
The immediate answer has become a habit and it has made students passive