Our job is to create rooms with students’ voices. Not to be the main voice. -Pernille Ripp
Talk offers a multitude of learning opportunities. Strategies for talk such as talk moves and the routines that surround classroom discussions need to be modelled prior inviting students to try them out.
Increase Wait Time
Encourage Active Listening
Organize the Classroom to Encourage Participation
Model and Use Talk Moves
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Jeff Zwiers from the Stanford Graduate School of Eductation maintains a website that offers many learning activites and resources for cultivating classroom discusions.
Exit tickets help students reflect on their small group discussions and are a tool that facilitates teacher feedback on student-centered discussions.
Enough with the Teacher Talk- Ideas for Getting More Student Talk by Pernille Ripp offers practical ideas and strategies for student-centered talk.
Teaching the Talk, Not the Text discusses practical ideas for introducing more student-centered talk in the classroom.
In Literature as Invitation Robert E. Probst considers the potential for dialogic talk about literature.
Barker, L.M. Under Discussion: Teaching Speaking and Listening. English Journal, Jan. 2015. p. 97-100. Print.