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I have been looking for the right resource to help parents draw out important information from their children. Getting information from children can sometimes be difficult especially when parents are asking questions about their day in school. Thanks to the folks at Edutopia, I’d like to share 15 questions for parents to ask students instead of asking “how was school today?”
Elena Aguilar, blogger for Edutopia, shares a wonderful list of 15 questions that can be modified based on the age of the student. She believes how and when parents ask these questions can make a big difference in what students share with them. Likewise, she thinks parents should not ask every question all at once. With time, Aguilar believes parents will figure out which questions elicit the best (most meaningful) responses.
Like Aguilar, I believe the goal should be to use these questions to begin a meaningful conversation with students. However, timing is everything and there are good and bad times to start a conversation with students. Click here to read all of Elena’s post. tlb