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.

Promoting Adult Learning and Growth in Schools: How Can Leaders Nurture Communities of Quality Questioners?
Promoting adult learning and growth in schools: How can leaders nurture communities of quality questioners?

Genuine inquiry-centered leadership requires following where the inquiry leads, rather than manipulating the process toward answers the leader has already fixated on. Soon enough, false openness will be discovered, breaking the relationship of trust that inquiry-centered leadership cultivates.

—David Perkins, King Arthur's Round Table

Focus Questions

  • In what ways does adult use of quality questioning impact and support classroom practice?
  • What can leaders do to assist all members of a learning community in improving their use of quality questioning skills?
  • What is your Quality Questioning Quotient?

Carla Collins, principal of Plains Elementary School, committed to the principles and ...

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