Speaking and listening are apart of the new Common Core Standards. In essence the students are expected to pose and respond to questions, participate in conversations and discussions while conveying a clear and distinct perspective. The question for teachers is how do we teach these very important life long skills?
Erik Palmer’s podcast on Great Tips on Teaching Effective Communication, can be a springboard to get this discussion started. Watch with your colleagues and brainstorm ideas on strategies on how to incorporate these standards into your teaching practices.
Happy discussing and learning!