Think About… Talk About…
These words are found repeatedly throughout the inquiries. The same words are used but they act as a signal to teachers that a period of reflection is needed for a variety of reasons.
Think about… Talk about… gives students and teachers an opportunity to:
- surface current thinking
- check for understanding
- uncover difficult vocabulary
- do some critical thinking
- apply new learning
- try a conversational discursive strategy to support student discussion
- reflect on past thinking to note changes and incorporate new learning
- conduct a formative assessment
- decide on next learning directions
Teachers are the best judges of what the period of reflection should entail. The ideas listed are a starting point to support their professional decision making.
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