The system of communication used by a community to negotiate shared meaning and build group coherence and understanding around ideas, behaviors, and actions. As a culture shaper, language helps us to direct attention and action. However, the words and structures that make up language not only convey an explicit surface meaning, but also impart a set of deeper associations and connections that implicitly shape thought and influence behavior. This is the hidden power of language: Its ability to subtly convey messages that shape our thinking, sense of self, and group affinity. [Source: Project Zero]
Below is a list of five ideas to consider when creating a Culture of Thinking in your classroom
So simple, but so good. 10+1 things to say to your students every day.
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Sketchnote by Lisa Hoang: https://twitter.com/BuLisaBisa/status/1020506119125340161
Recalling and reviewing of Knowledge and information
• Events and context
Procedural: Directing the work of the class
• Going over directions and assignments
• Checking for attention, agreement.
• Task completion
• Organizational and management related
Generative: Exploring the topic
• Authentic questions or wonders that teacher doesn’t know the answer to.
• Essential questions that initiate exploration of a topic
Constructive: Building New Understanding
• Extending & Interpreting
• Connecting & Linking
• Orienting and focusing on big ideas, central concepts, or purpose
Facilitative: Promotes the learner’s own thinking & understanding
• Requesting elaboration, reasons, evidence, justification
• Generating discussion among the class to hear different perspectives
• Clarifying and Uncovering
In this version of Daniel Wilson's Ladder of Feedback, Sonya terBorg has added a "thank-you" rung, to show appreciation for the work. See her blog post on how she uses it (and other feedback tools) here.
Check this out, from PZ Coach Nigel Coutts. https://thelearnersway.net/ideas/2019/8/25/seven-language-moves-for-learning