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Challenging Learning Through Dialogue : Strategies to Engage Your Students and Develop Their Language of Learning - James A. Nottingham

Challenging Learning Through Dialogue

Strategies to Engage Your Students and Develop Their Language of Learning

Paperback Published: 8th February 2017
ISBN: 9781506376523
Number Of Pages: 208

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Using classroom discussions to teach good habits of thinking 

Research shows that classroom discussion has a major effect on student learning. So, how do we get students to talk more? Challenging Learning Through Dialogue transforms the most up-to-date research into practical strategies that work. Readers will learn

  • How to build in more “wait-time” for better quality thinking and questioning from students
  • How to use dialogue to teach reasoning, collaboration, and good habits of thinking
  • The three types of dialogue and how to teach the most effective version: exploratory talk
  • Dozens of practical strategies for exploratory dialogue
  • Global examples of fun ways to teach dialogue

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"Challenging Learning Through Dialogue provides educators with meaningful, purposeful, and practical strategies to create high quality dialogue. Underpinned by extensive educational research, these methods will help students achieve deep level thinking and learning through the power of our language. It is inspiring, insightful, and a MUST read for all educators. Absolutely Brilliant!" -- Sophie Murphy, Clinical Teaching Specialist, Lecturer & Researcher "James Nottingham's work on Challenging Learning is a critical element of creating Visible Learners. This new series will help teachers hone the necessary pedagogical skills of dialogue, feedback, questioning, and mindset. There's no better resource to encourage all learners to know and maximize their impact!" -- John Hattie, Professor & Director, Melbourne Education Research Institute "This book reminds teachers of the power of dialogue to develop deeper learning. It provides a groundbreaking framework with specific strategies teachers can use as they move students toward deeper understanding through dialogue." -- John Spencer, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Author "The best kinds of teaching books do three things: show me what I'm doing; cast a compelling vision for how I could be doing it better; and provide me practical tools for turning the present reality into the compelling vision. With those criteria, I can only call this a new member of the best kinds of teaching books. I am eager to infuse dialogue into the speaking and listening work my students and I do together." -- Dave Stuart, Jr., Speaker, Literacy Consultant, and Author "Sitting among eager students engaged in what James Nottingham calls "exploratory talk" is, indeed, a thrilling experience, because we are witnessing authentic wonder, inquiry, critical thinking, and reflection all in pursuit of deeper understanding of complex issues and ideas. In this book Nottingham presents viable approaches for such talk, for learning how to think. One result is "to make us wobble," not in commitment but in considering the thoroughness of all our thinking. This is a splendid contribution to our literature in these days where the matter of rigorous, performance standards is in much need of debate and dialogue." -- John Barell, Author "James Nottingham thinks most teachers do too much of the talking in the classroom. His newest offering from the Challenging Learning series is a stand-alone exploration of how to use reasonable, student-generated dialogue to move from surface-level learning to deep understanding. Nottingham uses relevant research, instructive examples, and a wealth of resource tools to help educators guide students in how to think rather than what to think. Regardless of grade level or discipline, teachers who want to hone their mastery skills will appreciate this useful book." -- Debbie Silver, Ed.D., Author "James Nottingham has masterfully explained what dialogue is and how to use it in the classroom through powerful strategies. These powerful strategies challenge students to engage in deep thinking and understanding. The myriad of examples bring the strategies to life and I could envision the possible student exchanges with the use of these strategies as I was reading." -- Tracy Shiel, Corwin Author/Consultant "Like either side of a coin, language and thinking and inseparably entwined. Our thoughts direct our language and our language conveys our thoughts. Efficacious thinkers, therefore, enhance their thinking by enriching their linguistic capacities. And that is what this valuable book is about. It is a must for teachers and families who wish to have their children learn to think and communicate with greater precision and clarity. Filled with rich background information, myriad protocols, practical learning strategies, and vivid examples, this book can teach us all how to listen more attentively and to communicate more thoughtfully. It is what the world needs now." -- Arthur L. Costa, Ed. D., Professor Emeritus "This book is a great tool for educators interested in making dialogue work in the classroom. [It] is really clear and easy to follow with sample dialogue structures that teachers can use and examples to follow. I recommend it for individual educators, teams, [and] districts..." -- Kara Vandas, Corwin Author/Consultant "In my position as the gifted specialist I work with both students and teachers. I help support teachers in planning to meet the needs of my students, as well as working with beginning teachers. All would benefit from incorporating Dialogue in [their] content areas. This book could quite frankly change a lot of classroom practices-it wasn't preachy-it was informative and a great guide to engage students." -- Susan Leeds, Gifted Specialist "This work from Nottingham, Nottingham, and Renton clearly demonstrates first how to create both the moral and instructional imperative to increase student voice and dialogue for meaning-making between teacher and student in all classrooms. They then articulate countless ways for how to do so in practical, meaningful, and relevant ways that allow any teacher to begin to do so tomorrow. This work should be in the hands of every teacher and administrator before they walk in your school." -- Dave Nagel, Author Consultant "We know that teachers do too much of the talking in the classroom, and they know it too. But too often their first question is "How do we get students to talk more?" Nottingham, Nottingham and Renton have helped answer that question. Challenging Learning is filled with practical advice and important activities that will help increase dialogue in classrooms!" -- Peter DeWitt, Author/Consultant

Acknowledgments Figures The Challenging Learning Story Introduction The Language of Learning Chapter 1: Why Dialogue? 1.0 Why Dialogue? 1.1 Reasons for Dialogue 1: Learning How to Think 1.2 Reasons for Dialogue 2: From Surface to Deep 1.3 Reasons for Dialogue 3: Creating a Climate of Trust 1.4 Reasons for Dialogue 4: Developing Language to Express Understanding 1.5 Review 1.6 Next Steps Chapter 2: Dialogue Essentials 2.0 Dialogue Basics 2.1 Putting Dialogue in the Context of Educational Objectives 2.2 The Hidden Classroom 2.3 Active Engagement 2.4 Conditions for Successful Dialogue 2.5 Language for Dialogue 2.6 Exploratory Talk 2.7 Review 2.8 Next Steps & Further Reading Chapter 3: Dialogue to Engage Students 3.0 Preview 3.1 Getting the Ethos Right 3.2 Issuing Invitations 3.3 Encouraging & Engaging 3.4 Restating 3.5 Reformulating 3.6 Review 3.7 Next Steps & Further Reading Chapter 4: One Way to Learn How to Think: Develop Reasoning 4.0 Preview 4.1 The Language of Reasoning 4.2 Developing the Language of Reasoning 4.3 Process of Reasoning 4.4 Routines to Develop Reasoning 4.5 Developing a Reasoning Repertoire 4.6 Reasoning Moves 4.7 Review 4.8 Next Steps Chapter 5: Dialogue Groupings 5.0 Preview 5.1 Dialogue Groupings 5.2 Ground Rules for Dialogue Groups 5.3 Whole-Group Dialogue 5.4 Splitting Large Groups Into Two 5.5 Small-Group Dialogues With a Teacher 5.6 Small-Group Dialogues Without a Teacher 5.7 Final Word About Groupings 5.8 Review 5.9 Next Steps & Further Reading Chapter 6: Dialogue Detectives 6.0 Preview 6.1 Appointing Dialogue Detectives 6.2 Clues to Detect: Focusing on Performance 6.3 Clues to Detect: Focusing on Thinking Structures 6.4 Otgher Clues to 'Detect' 6.5 Review 6.6 Next Steps & Further Reading Chapter 7: Dialogue Structures 7.0 Preview 7.1 Paired Dialogue 7.2 Opinion Lines 7.3 Opinion Corners 7.4 Choosing Corners 7.5 Talking Heads 7.6 Jigsaw Groups 7.7 Clustering 7.8 Review 7.9 Next Steps & Further Reading Chapter 8: Mysteries 8.0 Preview 8.1 Mysteries 8.2 Running a Mystery 8.3 Mysteries in Practice 8.4 Questioning Cause and Effect Within Mysteries 8.5 Reviewing a Mystery using the SOLO Taxonomy 8.6 Writing Your Own Mysteries 8.7 Review 8.8 Next Steps & Further Reading 8.9.1 Mystery: Should Bjorn Move to France? 8.9.2 Mystery: Louis Pasteur and the Anthrax Vaccine 8.9.3 Mystery: Is Sally a Good Friend? Chapter 9: Odd One Out 9.0 Preview 9.1 Odd One Out 9.2 Benefits of Odd One Out 9.3 How to Use Odd One Out Effectively 9.4 Why and When to Use Odd One Out 9.5 Odd One Out Variations 9.6 Odd One Out Examples 9.7 Extending Odd One Out With Venn Diagrams 9.8 Review 9.9 Next Steps & Further Reading Chapter 10: Fortune Lines 10.0 Preview 10.1 Fortune Lines 10.2 Using Fortune Lines 10.3 Fortune Line of Hengry VIII 10.4 Fortune Line of A Visit to Grandma's 10.5 Review 10.6 Next Steps & Further Reading Chapter 11: Philosophy for Children (P4C) 11.0 Preview 11.1 Philosophy of Children 11.2 The Community of Inquiry 11.3 Philosophical Questions 11.4 Dialogue Through P4C 11.5 P4C Sequence - Overview 11.6 P4C Sequence - In Depth 11.7 Review 11.8 Next Steps & Further Reading Chapter 12: Dialogue Exercises in P4C 12.0 Review 12.1 Dialogue Exercises 12.2 Make a Choice, Give a Reason 12.3 Concept Stretching: Fairness 12.4 Review 12.5 Next Steps & Further Reading

ISBN: 9781506376523
ISBN-10: 1506376525
Series: Challenging Learning
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 8th February 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 26.67  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.52