Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

September 2016 | Edutopia

School 21 in London has made effective student talk a schoolwide priority. This Edutopia video shares why this classroom strategy is important and demonstrates the impact it has on student confidence, ability, and feelings of belonging. Specifically, teachers note the importance of planning talk time in each lesson, choosing the appropriate student grouping for each lesson, and developing a set of norms that focus on inclusion. Teachers also discuss the importance of discussion guidelines and norms and sentence stems to support student talk. The video encourages teachers to plan for opportunities for all students to contribute to classroom conversations daily.

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