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ERIC Number: EJ1066334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Talk That Teaches: How to Promote Professional Dialogue and Growth
Gibbons, Lynsey; Knapp, Melinda
Journal of Staff Development, v36 n3 p14-16, 18-19 Jun 2015
What types of talk promote teachers' professional growth? In the following vignettes, 4th-grade teachers and instructional leaders examine student work and observe classroom instruction. These learning designs encourage teachers to talk in ways that develop a shared understanding of teaching, which is instrumental to their professional growth (Lampert et al., 2013). A close look at these vignettes shows how instructional leaders establish schoolwide professional communities in which teachers and leaders continually converse about their practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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