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Educational LeadershipNovember 2014/Volume 72, Number 3Talking and Listening
Talking to Learn Elizabeth A. City Talking, listening, and thinking are a potent combination—each strengthens the other.
Speaking Volumes Douglas Fisher and Nancy FreyHow to turn a noisy classroom into a zone of productive talk.
Now Presenting . . . Erik Palmer Speech-making skills build confidence, poise, and clear thinking.
Tapping the Power of Poetry Timothy Rasinski Poetry charms, inspires, and intrigues as it develops students’ fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Talking About Math Allison Hintz and Elham KazemiHow to better facilitate purposeful discussion about mathematics.
Fostering English Learners’ ConfidenceRhonda Bondie, Laurie Gaughran, and Akane Zusho From elbow exchanges to homework rounds—these routines engage students.
Debates and Conversations: From the Ground UpPaula McAvoy and Diana Hess Help students tackle controversial topics without controlling the conversation.
What Is the Value of Life? . . . and Other Socratic Questions Casey Cuny Four steps to planning insightful seminars.
From Mindless to Meaningful Laura Billings and Terry Roberts Structured whole-class discussions strengthen a sense of community.
All the Time They Need Ellin Oliver KeeneAmazing things result when kids have time to think.
Real Talk, Real Teaching Maria NicholsCan a tumult of words bring forth clear thinking?
Spinning the Web Alexis WigginsA Spider Web Discussion model invites everyone to participate.
Perspectives/Skyscrapers and Monkey GrassMarge SchererListen to the audio version.
Research Says/Get All Students to Speak Up Bryan GoodwinStudents who participate more learn more.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Conversational MovesDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyTeach kids to resolve points of disagreement and correct misunderstandings.
Power Up!/A Buying Guide for ParentsDoug JohnsonAdvice for those buying technology for kids to use at school.
Principal Connection/Why?Thomas R. Hoerr It is easy to overlook the why when you’re staring at your to-do list.
One to Grow On/Real Listening as Real Teaching Carol Ann TomlinsonA good “power source” is listening.
Index to Advertisers
Tell Me About/A Discussion Challenge You Overcame
ASCD Community in Action
ASCD Calendar of Events
EL Takeaways/Eight Thoughts About Talking and Listening
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
InService Guest BloggersElizabeth City, Erik Palmer, and Alexis Wiggins
Watch This Spot See how students discuss big questions related to a series of texts in this clip from the Essential Questions DVD.
Evaluating the Media? Begin with Questions Kristen Swanson Tools to help students analyze the media that bombard them.
Ray Charles Listens to BirdsongCynthia Barry In our hyper-extroverted habitat, the ability to listen well is an endangered species.
How to Foster Deep ListeningKersti Tyson, Allison Hintz, and Kellie HernandezFive strategies to develop the talking and listening skills called for in the Common Core State Standards.