academic conversations - Steve Barkley

Video: Conversations Focused on Student Learning

Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, the authors of How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations, present an article in Harvard Business Review titled “Leadership is a Conversation“.  They state that, “Traditional corporate communication must give way to a process that is more dynamic and more sophisticated. Most important, that process must be conversational”. […]

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Five Core Communication Skills for Student to Student and Teacher to Teacher Dialogue

Author, Jeff Zwiers and Contributer Marie Crawford identify five communication skills that we should strategically teach and coach our students to develop in their book, Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understanding. They are: Elaborate and Clarify Support Ideas with Examples Build On and/or Challenge Ideas Paraphrase Synthesize As I explored the importance of […]

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