These are the keys toparticipating in a conversation fully.
Sometimes we all need a little bit of a kick-starter
to feel like we can contribute.
Children are going to struggle a bit,
depending on how confident they feel in speaking up in class
And yet this teacher wants everybody in the class to feel valued,
So the kids are all learning phrases
that can inspire other kids to contribute more easily.
We are trying to build the conversation here that is a community of caring and respect.
So look at your talk moves on the table today,
and I have a post-it note here for you.
Talk moves are essentially sentence starters
that students can use to get themselves into the conversation
and to draw other people into the conversation.
I taped the talk moves right on the table
so that they would be ever present in everyone’s mind.
Today, I want you to keep track of your talk moves.
Every time they used a talk move
they’d put a check on their sticky note.
So if somebody at your table looks like
that they don’t have a talk move check mark yet
invite them into the conversation.
How could you do that?
Say, like,”What do you think? “
Definitely. Would you use their name?
Everything about activating a child’s cognitive skills
begins with activating their social connectedness.
Verbalizing and using language and working with peers
creates that kind of social stimulus
that drives the development of the brain.
I pretty much look at the thing every single time
to see if there’s something I can say,
like a clarifying question.
Can you explain more about like why you enjoy move?
He spray-painted something
on his rival soccer team’s school
When you ask a person a clarifying question
你要么说 “噢 我已经听你说过了”
it’s either,”Oh,I heard you said,”
or,”Can you repeat what you said?”
or “To add onto.”
They help enormously with language learners.
They give everybody a platform to jump into a conversation,
because half the sentence is there for them already.
But they also challenge other types of learners
who may be accustomed to doing independent work
and they need a bridge to collaborate more with a group.
It pushes kids out of their comfort zone of social conversations,
and it moves them more towards a professional and an academic kind of register.
All his accomplishments and tasks,
like all the other marches he had,
like Martin Luther King,
his other previous marches
and he wants to help his lecture much.
I heard you say previous marches.
Like does it say it anything about that?
Yeah, like he was in Martin Luther King marches.
I do talk moves because in order to have a great discussion,
everyone has to feel like they’re a part of it, and valued.
And when they walk away,
they really have bridged a gap with someone
that maybe they wouldn’t necessarily talk to,
or talk to on that level.
This teacher is aware of children having different levels of comfort and discomfort
of making their skills visible.
And she’s getting kids to support each other’s participation with these talk moves,
this teacher created a pathway for every single child in this class to belong.