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Breaking Free: Reimagining the Constraints of Classroom Spaces (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Apr 21, 2022 8:30:00 AM

In this month’s Something to Talk About blog post, Haeny Yoon writes about finding freedom in classroom spaces and reimagining what it truly means to think outside of the box in school.

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When Talking is Writing: Honoring Children's Brilliance through Oral Storytelling in Writing (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Mar 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In this month’s Something to Talk About blog post, literacy educator, Grace Choi, shares how oral storytelling and short video recordings can be powerful tools for composing and revising in the writing classroom.

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The Impact of Teacher Language on Math Engagement (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Feb 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In this month's Something To Talk About blog post, math coach Katrina Lindo reflects on the importance of teacher language and shares some strategies for small shifts that make a big impact.

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Building Classroom Community with a Compliment Circle (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2022 9:00:00 AM

In this month's Something To Talk About blog post, third-grade teacher Janaki Nagarajan writes about her experiences with Compliment Circles and how much this kind of talk matters in classrooms right now.

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Something to Talk About ROUNDUP

Posted by admin on Dec 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM
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Small But Powerful Moves for Facilitating Classroom Talk (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Dec 2, 2021 9:00:00 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.

In Episode 7, Stenhouse editor and author, Kassia Wedekind asks:

What’s a small but powerful move for facilitating classroom talk?

You’ll hear from first-grade teacher Lauren Carr, English teacher Matthew Kay, kindergarten teacher Dawnavyn James, and literacy coach Caroline Sweet.

And we’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment here on the blog, or connect with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

 

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Using Student Work as an Anchor for Mathematical Discourse (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Nov 22, 2021 8:30:00 AM

In this Something To Talk About blog post, math coach Jenna Laib shares how student work can spark powerful mathematical discussions and how teacher intentionality within these discussions matters.

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How Can We Help Students (and Ourselves!) Grow As Listeners? (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Nov 18, 2021 9:00:00 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.

In Episode 6, Stenhouse editor and author, Kassia Wedekind asks:

How can we help students (and ourselves!) grow as listeners?

You’ll hear from literacy coaches, Christy Thompson and Caroline Sweet, first-grade teacher, Santasha Dhoot, third-grade teacher, Jennifer Orr, and math educator professor, Allison Hintz.

And we’d love to hear from you! Let us know how you’re helping students grow as listeners or how you’re growing as a listener yourself. Leave a comment here on the blog, or connect with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

 

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Power in Classroom Conversations and Beyond (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Nov 4, 2021 8:30:00 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.

 

In Episode 5, we’re thinking about issues of power

in classroom conversations and beyond.

 

You’ll hear from math education professor Elham Kazemi, first-grade teacher, Lauren Carr, high school teacher Matthew Kay, kindergarten teacher Dawnavyn James and literacy instructional coach, Caroline Sweet.

And we’d love to hear from you! Let us know how you’re thinking about issues of power in classroom conversations and beyond. Leave a comment here on the blog, or connect with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

 

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Letting Kids and Books Lead the Conversation (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Oct 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In this month’s Something to Talk About blog, JoEllen McCarthy, author of Layers of Learning, shares how talking about books can help build powerful classroom communities.

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