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Lesson

Middle School: Supporting the Learning Community

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

Overview

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.

Consider:

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