Now That’s a Good Question | Featuring Erik M. Francis

Erik Francis

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we speak with ASCD Author Erik M. Francis about his book “Now That’s a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning. 

During our conversation, we discuss several ways that teachers can ask thought-provoking questions to their students both verbally and on assessments that allow them to provide a fully thought out answer rather than just a simple yes or no. 

For more information, please check out and follow Erik on Twitter at @MaverikEdu12

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Erik M. Francis is the owner and lead professional education specialist for Maverik Education LLC, providing professional development, guidance, and support in teaching and learning for cognitive rigor. He works closely with K–12 schools across the nation developing active and authentic teaching and learning experiences that address the cognitive rigor of college and career-ready standards by challenging and engaging students to demonstrate higher-order thinking and communicate the depth of knowledge. Francis has been an educator for more than 20 years, working as a middle and high school English language arts and math teacher, a site administrator, and an education program specialist in the Title I unit of a state education agency. He is also a featured presenter for the Education Development and Support Program offered through Grand Canyon University.

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