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POPCast, Episode 20: Interview with Dr. Alana Morris, Part 3

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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What's Hard About Facilitating Classroom Talk? (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Oct 21, 2021 8:29:37 AM

About the Episode

Welcome to Something To Talk About, a podcast and blog series about all things classroom discourse!

In each episode of the Something to Talk About mini podcast we ask just one juicy question about classroom discourse to a group of educators.

In Episode 4, Stenhouse editor and author, Kassia Wedekind asks:

What’s hard about facilitating classroom talk?

(And how are you working at getting better?)

You’ll hear from third grade teacher Jennifer Orr, kindergarten teacher Dawnavyn James, and first grade teachers Lauren Carr and Santasha Dhoot.

And we’d love to hear from you! Let us know how you’re rethinking participation in classroom conversations. Leave a comment here on the blog, or connect with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

 

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A Different Kind of Quick Image (Math Monday)

Posted by admin on Oct 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Highlighting Ideas from Early Childhood Math Routines by Antonia Cameron.

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath

More Than a Mailbox (One Thing You Might Try . . .)

Posted by admin on Oct 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In this One Thing You Might Try . . . blog post, Lakeya Omogun tells the story of a small mailbox that had a big impact on students’ willingness to share their ideas and their sense of belonging to the classroom community.

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Topics: One Thing You Might Try

POPCast, Episode 19: Interview with Dr. Alana Morris, Part 2

Posted by admin on Oct 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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Rethinking Participation in Classroom Conversations (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Oct 7, 2021 8:46:02 AM

About the Episode

Welcome to Something To Talk About, a podcast and blog series about all things classroom discourse!

In each episode of the Something to Talk About mini podcast we ask just one juicy question about classroom discourse to a group of educators.

In Episode 3, Stenhouse editor and author, Kassia Wedekind asks:

How might we rethink our ideas about

participation in classroom conversations?

You’ll hear from literacy coach Christy Thompson, first-grade teacher Lauren Carr, high school teacher Matthew Kay, and third-grade teacher Jennifer Orr.

And we’d love to hear from you! Let us know how you’re rethinking participation in classroom conversations. Leave a comment here on the blog, or connect with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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Topics: Something to Talk About

Why We Advocate & Celebrate Nonfiction

Posted by admin on Oct 6, 2021 4:14:29 PM

These days, more and more young readers are turning their attention to nonfiction texts. And, why wouldn’t they? With a wealth of high quality, engaging nonfiction children’s books being published daily, there’s no shortage of visually dynamic, groundbreaking texts that delight as well as inform. Despite this trend, many of our libraries and classroom activities come up short in encouraging, teaching, and celebrating nonfiction.

In this excerpt from their recent book, 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, authors Melissa Stewart and Marlene Correia discuss what draws them to center their work on nonfiction with children, their passion for it, and the journey that led them into a study of classifying nonfiction in a way that helps us understand, teach, and share it more effectively.

 

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Topics: Literacy

Getting Started with Making and Evaluating Claims in Math (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Sep 30, 2021 9:30:00 AM

In this month’s Something to Talk About blog Amanda Jansen and Molly Brnich share how to build a classroom discourse community in the math classroom through the practice of making and evaluating claims.

This fall, as students and teachers have been returning to school, I have been catching up with some of the teachers with whom I collaborate. I reflected recently with high school math teacher, Molly Brnich. We talked about the ways she supports students as they jump into math content but also as they develop as a math community.

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POPCast, Episode 18: Interview with Alana Morris, Part 1

Posted by admin on Sep 24, 2021 8:31:00 AM

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What’s the Best Piece of Advice You’ve Gotten About Classroom Conversations? (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Sep 23, 2021 10:30:00 AM

About the Episode

Welcome back to Something To Talk About, a podcast and blog series about all things classroom discourse!

In each episode of the Something to Talk About mini podcast we ask just one juicy question about classroom discourse to a group of educators.

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Topics: Something to Talk About