So you want to get your students talking more in your classroom but are not sure where to start?

Students need to be shown how to talk (and listen to one another).  This can be taught both explicitly and modelled for students.

How often do you hear your students say phrases that you use.  I know they are listening.  I will hear my students copy my ‘saying’ in the classroom.  And in the classroom

I created the acronym IDEAS to highlight the different types of ways students can contribute to the class discussion.

I – Inquire