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Tool: Teacher responses to students' comments

A teacher can respond to students' comments in a variety ways. Lay this form beside Side 2 of a completed Discussion Sketch to track teacher responses and their apparent effect. 

Analyze a Sketch: Responses to students' comments

Time

Gestured

Asked

Offered a statement

Evaluated the comment
Results?

Was silent, still

Made listening noises

Looked at other students

For elaboration

For student questions

For another to speak

Declaration

Reflection

State of mind
   

Was silent, still

Made listening noises

Looked at other students

For elaboration

For student questions

For another to speak

Declaration

Reflection

State of mind
   

Was silent, still

Made listening noises

Looked at other students

For elaboration

For student questions

For another to speak

Declaration

Reflection

State of mind
   

Was silent, still

Made listening noises

Looked at other students

For elaboration

For student questions

For another to speak

Declaration

Reflection

State of mind
   

Was silent, still

Made listening noises

Looked at other students

For elaboration

For student questions

For another to speak

Declaration

Reflection

State of mind
   

Was silent, still

Made listening noises

Looked at other students

For elaboration

For student questions

For another to speak

Declaration

Reflection

State of mind
   

For a different slant, see Analyzing unexpected student comments or Using mathematical misconceptions in discussion.

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