I think everyday I try to get a little better at being a good teacher. I know it is a long road, a never ending one actually, to being a great teacher. One goal each day is to make sure I ask my students inqury based questions. Ask the students why, how come, is that important, and how can that be seen in your everyday life, allows me to gain insight on what my students truley need.
Inqury based instruction I feel gives the students a chance to explain what they know, and infact gives me the opportunity to realize what they do not know. Having the students justify their reasoning allows me to gear my classroom and instruction towards what they are missing. If I just ask them if they "get it" I am gaining no feedback.