Talking Points (8/27/14)

I did Elizabeth’s Talking Points group work activity today with my 8th graders and it was great. Instead of just focusing on talking about talking, I included several prompts involving growth mindset, which we debriefed afterwards. Students were sharing their ideas with each other and actually LISTENING to each other! I think we set the tone for a good year and began to instill in students that our class is one where mistakes are embraced and students can take risks without being ridiculed.

If you want to take a look at the prompts we used, you can check them out here.


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