Tape a science discussion. (Place the recorder so that it will pick up both your voice and the students’ voices.) After class, listen to sections of the tape. Can you catch yourself using strategies that encourage students to listen to each other? How do your students respond when you use the move? Does using this strategy change the nature of the discussion?
Identify a question or dilemma that arose from your independent study and your experience in the classroom. Plan to talk about your experience in the study group. You may want to identify a short interchange from the tape (~30 seconds) to share during the study group meeting.
Supported by the National Science Foundation, grant #0918435A.
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