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Enhancing Thoughtful Classroom Dialogue

With students hooked into technology, the skill of face to face dialogue is getting less common. Learn ways to enhance thoughtful classroom dialogue through Art Costa’s and Bena Kallick’s Thinking Dispositions. Make conversation meaningful, sustain students’ thinking and improve listening skills.

In this fast paced presentation, Karen will challenge you to create an environment within your classroom that creates thoughtfulness, deep thinking and exciting, relevant dialogue.

You will cover:

  • The language of thinking
  • The power of wait time to increase dialogue and thoughtfulness
  • Practical ways to teach and reinforce listening skills
  • The listening sequence
  • The power of non verbal communication
  • Sustaining & engaging thinking
  • The affect of unproductive, universal and powerful questioning on thinking
  • and so much more