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Does posing ‘cold call’ questions to students increase class participation?

Shared by Doug Lemov in Teach Like A Champion, Cold Calling has reached the masses and is now a popular questioning strategy used by many school teachers. It’s a technique I’ve used for almost a decade, and something I still promote on my teacher training travels …

In the article, ‘Cold calls to enhance class participation (CP) and student engagement‘ (Thuslasidas and Gunawan, 2022), using a quantitative approach, researchers ask whether cold calling as a questioning technique increases student engagement and “has not [yet] been conclusively answered in the literature.”

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