Wednesday's Wisdom

Robstown ISD Implements Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk

Fundamental Five- Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk

  • Every 10‐15 minutes stop & let kids discuss for 30 to 60 seconds
  • Still must be teacher driven with 2‐4 students per group
  • Use natural transition points in your lesson
  • Pre-plan your questions or the questions will tend to be low level type questions

Visual Content allows students to retain information

According to Dr. Lynell Burmark, education consultant who writes and speaks about visual literacy: “…unless our words, concepts, ideas are hooked onto an image, they will go in one ear, sail through the brain, and go out the other ear. Words are processed by our short-term memory where we can only retain about seven bits of information (plus or minus 2) […]. Images, on the other hand, go directly into long-term memory where they are indelibly etched.”
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