Are Your Conversations ... Grand?

Do your students engage in grand conversations in the classroom?  A grand conversation provides "students with organized and facilitated time to talk about and listen actively to one another’s thinking, justify their thinking to others and reflect on what they are learning.  These organized – and safe – discussion forums encourage students to share and challenge ideas.  Students find that their voices, ideas and experiences are valued and contribute directly to the learning."

My last PLC (professional learning community) meeting was dedicated to learning more about grand conversations.  To read more about these conversations, and see how we set up our learning goals and success criteria in my classroom, come on over to my blog and take a peek.  I've also included some links to more professional reading about grand conversations.

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