In Language teacher supervision we always need to use the right questions to help the teacher think and reflect on his/her lesson. Supervisors need to be aware of the functions of their question. Here is a short list of them.
Acknowledge and Clarify: "You're thinking that..."
"What do you want them to leave thinking/feeling/able to do?"
"What are your goals/objectives/outcomes/purpose?"
"What do you want them to walk away with?"
“What do you want me to watch for in the observation?”
Plan for Collecting Evidence:
“What data could I collect for you?”
“What might success look/sound like?”
Reflect on Instruction:
How do you think it went?
Did you achieve your objectives? How do you know?
What might you do differently?
At what point did the student learning take place?
Analyze Causal Factors:
"What effect did your decisions have on the results you achieved?"
"What are your hunches about what caused...?"
Support/Further a Colleague’s Thinking:
"What might be some of the strategies you've considered?"
"What are some strategies you have used before that might be successful with this group?"
"In what sequence will you use your strategies?'
Reflect on Process and Explore Refinements:
"As you reflect on this conversation, how has it supported your learning?"
"How do you think the process went?"
"How are you feeling about the process?"
Commit to Application:
"So how might you apply your new learning?"
"How might you ensure that you maintain that focus?"