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Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details four crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning:
1. Establish expectations.
2. Identify and develop student skills.
3. Select forms and structures for engagement.
4. Stimulate, support, and sustain student thinking and speaking.
Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2016) 8 1/2” x 11”, 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages