Sunday, March 2, 2014

Promoting Powerful Language in the Classroom

Last week, the Scotch staff focused on the cultural force of language. Thank you to Loren and Kelli for leading the staff through this important discussion! 

Staff members used the Generate, Sort, Connect routine to guide their learning. First, teachers generated on sticky notes the language that they hope to hear and use in their classrooms. Next, grade level PLCs worked together to sort the sticky notes by the 6 categories of language: community, identity, noticing & naming, agency, knowing, and feedback & praise. After reflecting as a PLC and walking around to read the ideas of others, individuals reflected on their own personal use of effective and powerful language in the classroom.

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