Level up Classroom Dialogue
Many teachers we work with, come to realise that they talk too much. Some teachers know this before they go through the Outstanding Teaching Intervention. On other occasions, video analysis of their own teaching helps them to see how the balance of classroom talk is far too skewed towards themselves. We echo Professor John Hattie’s advice given in a conference speech to educators in Parramatta, Australia in 2011 “shut up and listen”.
If you think that your classroom dialogue is out of balance, then this month’s 4by4 gives you four proven, practical strategies to ‘Level up Classroom Dialogue’ with your students.
If you do try them out, let us know how you get on. Tweet us any questions, challenges or comments @OTeaching.
Don’t forget, we tweet a new 4by4 for teachers on the 4th of each month. Last month’s 4by4 was ‘Level up Feedback’ which can be found in our blog.
April 4th 2013