Discover how questions, not answers, help drive school improvement by applying the principles of quality questioning to four critical leadership functions: maximizing, mobilizing, mediating, and monitoring.

Questioning as a Process: What Are the Essential Elements?
Questioning as a process: What are the essential elements?

The art of asking open-ended questions that mediate meaning must be learned, practiced and refined. How leaders learn to frame questions either limits or enhances the group's ability to construct meaning and act in concert with others.

—Diane Zimmerman, “The Linguistics of Leadership”

Focus Questions

  • How do leaders craft quality questions?
  • What are the keys to presenting quality questions that engage all members of a learning community?
  • How does quality questioning deepen and extend the thinking of community members?
  • How do leaders encourage a culture of inquiry throughout the school and district?

Chapter 1 established the value of a school leader's using questioning to engage members of the school community, ...

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