Turn and Talk is a technique many teachers use, but often with flaws that undercut its effectiveness. By studying teachers who employ Turn and Talk deliberately and skillfully, we have identified a set of tools to maximize efficiency, promote accountability, and drive rigor.
Through analysis of master teachers’ techniques and deep practice, participants in the session will develop understanding and strengthen skills with:
- Three purposes of Turn and Talk
- Tools for Efficiency and Accountability
- Designing for breadth of participation and depth of thinking
Our goal is for you to save time planning a high-quality PD session and dive deep into the small concrete actions that advance your teachers’ skills from good to great. The Plug and Play provides you with:
✓ A fully customizable PowerPoint presentation with embedded videos of Turn and Talk
✓ Facilitator notes for what to say and do for each slide
✓ 9 video clips, including footage from elementary, middle, and high schools; detailed analysis of each clip
✓ Carefully designed practice activities
✓ Feedback Cheat Sheets—prioritized focus points for coaching teachers on Turn and Talk
✓ Participant Handouts for interactive note taking
✓ Next steps to ensure what’s learned in the session carries over into classrooms
100 Level: No Prerequisites
This module can be used by any school. It does not require leader experience with or school-wide implementation of Teach Like a Champion techniques.