Let's Get Students Talking!
Grab a snack
Sit with your mentor/mentee
If you are not a mentor or mentee, sit with a new teacher.
Topics for discussion @ 15 minutes:
- Inservice hours- Do you have all of yours? Is there any specific requirement for your subject area - Please pull up your hours to verify.
- Data Sheet due Jan. 30th-- any questions
- TEAM rubric- are there any areas that you need assistance/clarification
- Professionalism Rubric- What questions do you have?
- Best way to communicate throughout the month.
New Teachers, please fill out the form below.
- Learn about and incorporating instructional strategies to promote student discourse in the classroom.
- Create a variety of levels of effective questioning for students to answer.
- Elevate instruction with increased student discourse.
What is Student Discourse?
- Students are encouraged to share ideas and critique the reasoning of others.
- Students share their thinking with each other (not just the teacher) so they see and hear alternate ways of representing or approaching problems.
- They learn from their own mistakes and the mistakes of others.
- They build their own understanding through these rich conversations and discussions.
Compare and Contrast Student Discourse
- When in the video did you see discourse displayed?
- What would you have done differently to increase the discourse?
Jigsaw Activity with Discourse Classroom Materials
- For this activity, you will work with group members to become EXPERTS in your area of the research--much like specialists “doctors” who become experts in certain types of illnesses and their treatments.
- Once you have become an EXPERT, you will return to your original group and “teach” them about your specific area.
For your designated area, research the “20-30 Minutes” section of strategies and explore the different activities. Be ready to discuss your findings as the expert with your Jigsaw group.
- Once every one has taught his/her part, each individual will complete the PADLET in response.