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    2: Person to Person

Reflect on Your Learning

Introduction
Before You Watch
Analyze the Video
Examine the Topic
Put it Into Practice
Action Research Project
Reflect on Your Learning

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Assignment In this session, you analyzed different patterns of classroom interactions and examined ways to lead students toward having more effective conversations. You will now write a one- to two-page summary of what you have learned and how you plan to apply it in your classroom. Review the notes you have taken during this session, as well as your answers to the Reflect on Your Experience questions. Use the questions below to guide your writing.
  1. How might you involve students in classroom conversations?
  1. How will you determine what kinds of questions you will ask? What, if anything, might cause you to alter those questions during a lesson?
  1. In what situations would you use the IRE conversation pattern with students? The IRF conversation pattern? What are some factors that you would consider in determining this?
  1. What guidelines will you set for students when they converse in small groups to ensure that there is meaningful conversation?
  1. How would you decide whether a classroom interaction was successful or not?
AssignmentSubmit your summary as an assignment.
   
2: Person to Person > Introduction | Before You Watch | Analyze the Video
Examine the Topic | Put It Into Practice | Action Research Project | Reflect on Your Learning
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