For the Oakhill Drive Public School round the problem of practice was: How can student talk enhance learning?
The first of two pages about student talk
ASPECT #1 TALK MOVES: "Classroom Talk- Christine Edwards-Groves: Aspects of this reading are familiar to our long-term rounds members. It explains the talk moves that can be used to build substantive communication in classrooms. There are examples of each talk move and an illustration from a classroom. Click here to download the reading
ASPECT #3 ASKING QUESTIONS & LISTENING TO ANSWERS: There are two resources here. The first is a familiar one, an extract from the book "Essential Questions: Opening the Door to Student Understanding." Click here to download this reading. There is also a Powtoon that supports this reading.
The second resource is a short video on the importance of listening. Click here to view & listen
ASPECT #2 STUDENT QUESTIONING "The Right Question" - Dan Rothstein & Luz Santara. This article provides a procedure that teachers could use to help students to ask productive questions. Click here to access the article.
The video, below, shows the procedure in action in a classroom.
ASPECT #4 SCAFFOLDING TO ASSIST STUDENT TALK: There are three resources here. Firstly, take a look at the David Pearson video in our classroom example section below. I started viewing at 42 minutes. Secondly, here an overview of the concept of scaffolding created by the Burwood PS rounds team. Click here to download.
Here is an extract from the book, "Scaffolding Learning and Teaching in Language & Literacy Education" by Tina Sharp. It expands on the ideas of designed-in scaffolding and point-of need scaffolding and provides examples of each. Click here to download
How should talking, writing, reading and thinking differ between the Key Learning Areas?
For more resources about student talk, go to the second page
videos of classroom practice
Rich Talk about text
We have viewed some of this before. I started at 42 minutes to see classroom clips. Then there is an explanation of scaffolding
LISTENING TO STUDENTS REASON FOR EVIDENCE
This video is one of a series of videos. Google:
The Inquiry Project
Then - PD for Teachers
- Library of Resources
PLEASE ADD YOUR OWN VIDEOS OF CLASSROOM TALK ACROSS THE KEY LEARNING AREAS
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Accountable talk in maths
Here we have snippets of quality classroom talk along with the teacher explaining how each talk move deepens thinking.