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Elementary School: Supporting the Learning Community

Clip 4/15: Day 2: Helping students check in with each other


Polite Talk and Listening: In the first weeks of school, Mia understands that she has to learn what her students look like and sound like when they’re listening, and recognizes that they have their own ways of talking to each other and sharing their thinking. She also gives her students various ways to check in with each other’s progress.


How do you elicit students’ ideas about how to check in with each other before cleaning up tools or work?

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