What is Accountable Talk?
But I sometimes stop and look at my own students and realize that, for some, we may need to back up a little from this. It’s all well and good to teach students the ins and outs of a quality discussion. Students may know WHAT to say and even be able to explain why. But there is one thing I think we sometimes forget–some students just lack the confidence to apply these new tools we are teaching them! By engaging in these discussions and saying things like, “I disagree with you because…” or “I would also like to add…”, it requires a great deal of confidence and risk-taking.
Practicing Our Speaking and Listening Skills
- roller coasters.
- personal experiences about roller coasters
- even about how they work and how dangerous they can be.