There are dumb questions when they are not on topic.
I wanted to ask a question and I was afraid. How could that still happen to me at twenty six years old? Then I reflected on class from the night course I'm taking, and it helped me. I recall the pitfalls from when I was in high school. Students worry about asking stupid questions and looking bad, especially in high school. Asking is good when it is appropriate and facilitates positive discussion. I can tell when someone has a good idea or is trying to get me off topic.
I never asked the professor the question because I felt anxiety and fear of being shot down in front of people. I didn't feel free to comment. Creating a classroom with great ideas consistently flowing from the students is a new goal of mine.
I never thought about how many questions I received from students until now. My period "G" is very creative with questions. This week they made perpendicular distance more interesting and exciting. Ultimately questions should lead to studenting wanting to practice perfect in order to test and quiz anxiety free. When that happens tests and quizzes are part of reflection. I am glad I reflected on this week.
The question I didn't ask: Does it help to have an agenda of class activities every class?