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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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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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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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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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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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Hopes for Our Students as Talkers & Listeners & How to Get There (Something to Talk About)

Posted by admin on Sep 9, 2021 10:00:00 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 1, Stenhouse editor and author, Kassia Wedekind asks:

What are some of your greatest hopes for your students as talkers and listeners? And what kind of practical routines will you set up at the beginning of the year to help build that community?

Take a listen to hear from third grade teacher, Jennifer Orr, first grade teacher, Santasha Dhoot, and authors of Intentional Talk, Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz.

 

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