FEEDBACK FROM TEACHERS
I finally finished the Conversation Compass course. I really enjoyed it and hope to put it in practice before the end of the year. The two things that I really would like to get started are getting my questions away from just analyzing and into brainstorming and tracking peer conversations. We do a lot of questioning during and after our read aloud, but I don’t do so much during small groups ( as a matter of fact small groups get left out due to time constraints more often than not) and the small groups that I use have more than 4 kids in them so I need to review how I do small groups in the future. I have also never intentionally set up a conversation between students, I have just let them develop and I see that I should probably do more to encourage students to talk to each other.
---Jerri, Head Start teacher from Texas, March 2016
Kudos to you! It was wonderful to see it all put together. The process [of taking the online course] truly drove home the most important parts of your text.