What happens when I build a focus on student communication in my classroom?
Though I do currently have my students discuss their learning occasionally in pair-shares and literature circles, student communication has never been a major focus in my teaching. I have begun to realize that I am the one doing most of the talking. In the coming year, I plan to change that. I am truly curious to know what will happen when I begin to focus on student communication in my classroom, allowing students to build their confidence and their skills over the course of the year.