To ask questions or not to ask questions?

I have experienced two completly different classrooms – both in a year 3 classroom. One allowed to move more freely around the classroom, and ask questions. They knew the routine and seemed to feel comftable – this seemed to make most children progress more in their learning.

I believe that the asking questions with this is key because it allows children to think for themselves and problem solve aswell as learning new things.

I always felt when I was at school that questions could not be freely asked, and discussions with friends and collegues have said this aswell. Hopefully social change is changing this aswell as trainee teachers will change their teaching so children will ask questions.

There is no such thing as a stupid question should be taught which would also improve pupil relations!