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Gilson, Cindy M.; Little, Catherine A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Asking questions that invite students to access advanced thinking skills during classroom discourse is a key strategy for challenging and supporting high-ability middle school readers. This critical teaching practice requires careful teacher listening. However, empirical research around teachers' "listening orientations," or how teachers…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Reading Teachers, Listening Skills, Enrichment Activities
Piccolo, Diana L.; Harbaugh, Adam P.; Carter, Tamara A.; Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
According to the NCTM reform suggestions, when teachers are orchestrators of student interactions, students adopt a more active role in explaining and learning mathematics. This research, which mapped the nature and role of meaningful mathematical discourse, provides insights into discursive practices that lead to rich mathematical interactions.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Algebra