Presentation on theme: "What does it take to get started? Norms handout will be sent to you…"— Presentation transcript:
What does it take to get started? Norms handout will be sent to you…
Some quotes from teachers: I find it challenging to direct the group dynamic and create an environment where kids can challenge each other without coming across as judgmental.
I think the success of discussion in a given classroom depends not only on the specific "accountable talk" moves but also on the success of social curriculum. In a classroom with a culture of trust, responsibility and genuine interest in learning, accountable talk can be a more natural outcome. Some quotes from teachers:
Establishing the conditions for respectful discourse Talk is respectful when each person's ideas are taken seriously; no one is ridiculed or insulted, and no one is ignored or brow-beaten. Why is it necessary to establish conditions for respectful discourse before you can use talk to promote word learning? Because most people will not discuss their questions or their ideas if they fear being laughed at, dissed, or ignored. If they don’t participate, it won’t work.
Establishing the conditions for respectful discourse How can I establish those conditions? Explicit discussion about respect and disrespect Clear rules to follow Clear sanctions for disrespectful behavior Consistent enforcement with zero tolerance during classroom talk sessions
Establishing conditions for equitable participation Participation is fair and equitable when everyone has a fair chance to ask questions, make statements, and express their ideas. Academically productive talk is not just for the most academically able students!
Establishing conditions for equitable participation Why is it necessary to establish conditions for equitable participation before you can use talk to promote learning? Because if students know participation is not required of them, they’ll opt out…"This is not for me." If they don’t participate, it won’t work.
Establishing conditions for equitable participation How can I establish those conditions? Clear rules about turn-taking Teacher attention to patterns of turn allocation Encouragement of students who tend to avoid talk Turn-taking practices that support different kinds of participation.
So classroom norms are about your relationship with your students, and their relationship with each other. It’s more than just behavior. And the talk moves do some of this work for you. Let’s consider an example…