Students’ abilities to produce and understand spoken language is often overlooked in the American classroom, says Joshua Benjamin, ELL Coordinator at Community Day Arlington Elementary School in Lawrence, MA. He shares three ways to get students talking more in the classroom—and educators talking less.Source:
Joshua Benjamin, Guest Blogger, Education Week, February 23. 2017Description:
Research on classroom discourse tells us what many educators likely already know: students hear their teachers’ voices far more than teachers hear their students’. While this talk dynamic may seem an enduring part of the school experience (perfectly captured by the “wawawa” of Charlie Brown’s teacher), it doesn’t have to be this way.Read the full article here!