Questions to Ask Your Student

by | Jun 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Here are a few ideas to engage your student in conversation — and tips to keep the conversation going!


  • If you could tell me just ONE thing about you, what would you want me to know?
  • What do you like to do for fun?
  • What is most fun about school?
  • What is hardest about school?
  • What’s something you are good at?
  • What’s something you’d like to get better at?
  • Do you have a favorite book? Which one? Why do you like it?
  • What is your favorite movie? Why do you like it?
  • What is the funniest thing that happened to you today?
  • Did anyone do anything super nice for you today?
  • What was it?
  • What is the nicest thing you did for someone recently?
  • Who or what made you smile today?
  • What is something new you learned today?
  • If you had the chance to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
  • What was your favorite thing to study or learn today? Why do you like it?
  • If you could have one super power, what would you choose?
  • When did you feel most proud of yourself today?
  • What is one thing you hope to learn this year?
  • Did you play any games today?

If the conversation hits a lull, try responses and prompts, such as:

  • “Tell me more about that.”
  • “Wow!”
  • “That’s interesting.”
  • “No kidding!”

These questions are modified from a post by Sara Goldstein on Motherly. The conversation prompts are from a post by Dr. Allen Mendler on Edutopia. View his full post.


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