What are some strategies for the first time you set norms for classroom discussions in middle school?
In science and in middle school, classroom talk and discourse is very important to student learning. i feel as though the environment must be set at the beginning of the year in order to successfully develop it in future science investigations. My struggle has been with developing ideas of how to practice it FIRST in a fun and meaningful way and model expectations ?I have seen talk stems, talk moves, etc...but how do you actually DO IT FOR THE FIRST TIME to 7th graders without making it too childish for them? Any ideas or strategies would be so very much appreciated.
- Behavior / Class Culture