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Stories: Cara and Judy use some tools for improving discussions

Here is a story, in five episodes, intended (1) to describe realistic interaction between a beginning teacher (Cara) and her mentor teacher (Judy), (2) to show how they might work together with tools offered in Leads discussions, and (3) to suggest the sort of working relationship they need to work together fruitfully. Each episode provides links to the tools that they used.

Getting started, with each other and with the Discussion Sketch tool.

Questions set tasks for students, but...

A turning point, where a discussion became a recitation

Alternatives for responding to students' contributions

What's next, in exploring discussion, and in the partnership?