Lucy West: Insights Into Effective Practice

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Why Feedback?

What Really Matters?

Questioning

Types of Talk

Talk, Task, Feedback

Collaboration

Student Voice

Culture of Classroom Discourse

Barriers to Talk

Making Meaning

Descriptive Feedback: Principal to Teacher

Moving the Learning Forward

Becoming a Learning Organization

Talk into Action

The Role of the Principal

Creating a Learning Organization

Envisioning the Future

Effective Practice

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Why Feedback?

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Effective feedback is a high-leverage strategy that has a major impact on student achievement.


 

What Really Matters?

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Lucy West shares techniques that improve achievement and enable students who are struggling to contribute confidently to classroom dialogue.


 

Questioning

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Lucy West presents statistics that emphasize the importance of questioning that fosters accountable talk in the classroom.


 

Types of Talk

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Five types of talk exist – rote, recitation, instruction, discussion and dialogue. Discussion and dialogue are most effective and least evident in classrooms.


 

Talk, Task, Feedback

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Oracy development and the importance of cognition as an outcome of discourse are two of the factors that contribute to the successful interconnection of talk, task and feedback.


 

Collaboration

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Lucy West talks about the role of collaboration in establishing professional practice within the educational environment.


 

Student Voice

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Lucy West outlines how teachers can foster student voice by encouraging them to articulate their reasoning and by valuing their ideas in the classroom.


 

Culture of Classroom Discourse

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What factors are evident in a culture of classroom discourse? How would one promote accountable talk, listening and collaboration?


 

Barriers to Talk

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What are the barriers to meaningful talk in the classroom?


 

Making Meaning

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The goal of teaching is not to cover the curriculum but rather to uncover the possibilities for meaningful learning.


 

Descriptive Feedback: Principal to Teacher

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How do you engage people in a learning process rather than a performance process at all levels of the system?

Moving the Learning Forward

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The capacity to have discourse that is focused on the instructional core is essential for any learning organization.


 

Becoming a Learning Organization

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To become a learning organization, all members must become public learners. Bridges must be built between territories, districts and schools connecting everyone to the same instructional core.


 

Talk into Action

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Educators need strategies to turn talk into action that results in improved student learning.


 

The Role of the Principal

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The principal is a lead learner who fosters meaningful partnerships within the school.


 

Creating a Learning Organization

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To become a learning organization, all members must become public learners. Bridges must be built between territories, districts and schools connecting everyone to the same instructional core.

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Envisioning the Future

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Although the specifics of the future are unknown, educators need to envision the needs of 21st-century learners when designing curriculum.


 

Effective Practice

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Content needs to revolve around big ideas or essential understandings. A well-designed lesson offers opportunities for differentiation.