I'd like suggestions to punctuate, or if necessary, reword the following sentence, so as to give its explicit meaning, but without losing its feel.
I encourage thought and discussion provoking questions by students.
I'd like to leave it as is, and just punctuate it if possible.
The meaning I want is "I encourage students to ask questions which provoke thought and discussion".
I'm concerned that as is, it could be read as "I encourage thought and discussion, which will provoke questions by students".
It seems even in my attempt to be explicit, I was still ambiguous. I'll try again.
My intended meaning is: "I encourage students to ask questions which provoke both thought and discussion".