student to student dialogue - Steve Barkley

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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Student Paired Talk

During a recent PLC observation, where I was invited to provide coaching, teachers, their instructional coach, and principal were observing a video clip of a teacher’s writing lesson. In the section they were observing, the teacher had students on the floor around her as she reviewed writing components and connected them to a recent activity […]

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