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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
Note: The shrink-wrapped 25-packs have been discontinued.
What teachers say to students—and how they say it—affects student learning and behavior. Language sets the tone for learning. Teachers use it to foster a positive culture and climate in school, manage students, and teach discipline. Mike Anderson, author of the best-selling What We Say and How We Say It Matter, offers advice to help teachers get started with building better language habits to support psitive culture and climate; efffective management and discripline; and strong academic engagement.