The power of hmm…: Bringing life (back) to words in the classroom

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Structured academic discussions can focus too much on academic language to the detriment of actual discussion, disempowering students with the very tools intended to enhance student voice. The author suggests a new goal for such classroom talk: encouraging students to generate ideas and questions that engage their peers by focusing on the unexpected, provoking them to reconsider their assumptions about the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-60
Number of pages5
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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