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On the Podcast: Understanding Purposeful Talk with Maria Nichols

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re joined by author Maria Nichols. In her new book “Building Bigger Ideas: A Process for Teaching Purposeful Talk,” Maria drives home the growing importance of purposeful, face-to-face communication.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 21, 2019 4:00:00 AM

The Importance of Purposeful Talk

Talk has a purpose—and that purpose is to tackle the unknown—to strategize, to innovate, to problem-solve, to construct understanding. This use of talk “in the wild” frames the “why” behind purposeful talk in the classroom—our rationale for designing teaching and learning that’s dialogic in nature.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 15, 2019 8:10:00 AM

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