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Middle School: Supporting the Learning Community

Clip 1/10: Day 2: Taking responsibility for listening in a dot talk


Polite Talk and Listening: From the first days of school, Patty Ferrant works with her middle school learners to name, explain, practice, and expect strategies for focused talk and attentive listening.


What are your expectations for student listening, and how do you build these expectations in the beginning days of school?

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