Talk Moves - Home to School Connection
We are beginning to use prompts in the classroom to have students explain their thinking. These tools support thinking, talk formats provide different ways to organize students for conversation, and ideas for creating a classroom where respect and equal access to participation are valued norms. This also creates a culture where students are actively listening to their classmates then responding to their ideas. We are teaching students how to agree and disagree with ideas not people. Wrestling with content and ideas are important while also valuing the person putting their ideas forward.
Please take a moment to talk to your child about Talk Moves and incorporate these into your conversations to model these skills to our young learners. You may have already heard your child using these phrases and wondered where they came from. We need your help to solidify this best practice with all Little Huskies!