When I saw this week's blogging initiative prompt, I immediately felt guilty. I don't ask great questions anymore. I ask easy questions. I do that because, well because it's easier. I use to ask great questions. Actually, when I taught Pre-Calculus I would have a paper at the end of each lesson plan with this question at the top and add to it each year. The question was simple, "What would be a great question for this lesson?" That's it. It was a simple reminder to ask great questions.
If I thought of a question during the lesson or a student asked a great question, I would write it down on that paper. I copied the question on green paper so it would be easy to find. Then anytime throughout the year when I thought of (or saw on Twitter) a great question, I knew where to record it.
Once I passed my lesson plans along to the new Pre-Calculus teacher, I forgot all about that paper. I believe it's time to resurrect it.