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Middle School: Taking Responsibility for Learning

Clip 3/20: Day 2: Encouraging reluctant learners to communicate


Establishing and Following Classroom Routines: Patty Ferrant challenges her students to “listen and try to understand” each other, and initially, her students are quiet and appear reluctant to participate in the whole-group setting.

Patty emphasizes the language of “rephrase or restate” when the pairs share with the whole group.


What are your strategies for engaging students who are reluctant to participate?

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