a step back from your classroom and examine the video clip
in relation to your own instructional practices. Use the questions
below to spark discussion about instructional practices in
department meetings, team meetings, or as a writing prompt
in your own professional journal.
are the hallmarks of a "good" literature discussion?
the best literature discussion you have had with your own
students. Why did it work so well? What did the students
contribute to the conversation? What was your role as the
teacher? What did you do to prepare the students for the
discussion? How did you encourage students to get involved
in the dialogue? What structure was in place to ensure a
can you recreate a similar experience in your classroom?
can you push students to take the conversation one step
do you hope students will gain in a literature discussion?