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How to Have an Instructional Conversation

1he Leacher lsn'L Lhere Lo do a loL of Lalklng. 1he Leacher should only redlrecL you lf you geL off Lrack! ?Cu (Lhe
sLudenLs) are ln charge of Lhe conversaLlon! uon'L leL lL geL welrd.

How to manage the conversation
We can'L all Lalk aL once. / LeL's Lake Lurns.
We're off Loplc. LeL's focus back on.
We need Lo focus on our Loplc/quesLlon/LexL for Loday.
We can Lalk more abouL LhaL laLer.

How to start
ls everybody ready? We need Lo dlscuss.

How to keep the conversation moving
LeL's sLarL off wlLh.
now leL's dlscuss/Lry.
LeL's move on Lo.

How to share your own ideas
l'd llke Lo see lf.
LeL me show you.
uld you see Lhls.

How to ask for evidence
Could you show me.
Why do you Lhlnk.

How to check for agreement
uo you agree? Why/why noL?
Are Lhere any oLher ldeas/oplnlons?

How to agree the right way
l agree wlLh _____ because.
l Lhlnk LhaL's rlghL because.

How to disagree the right way
l have a dlfferenL ldea.
?ou have a good polnL, buL l Lhlnk.
1haL's noL whaL l Lhlnk. WhaL l Lhlnk ls.

How to correct a misunderstanding
1haL's noL whaL l meanL.
Sorry for Lhe confuslon. WhaL l meanL was.

How to summarize
So, we all Lhlnk LhaL.
We have deLermlned/flgured ouL LhaL.



How to Have an Instructional Conversation
1he Leacher lsn'L Lhere Lo do a loL of Lalklng. 1he Leacher should only redlrecL you lf you geL off Lrack! ?Cu (Lhe
sLudenLs) are ln charge of Lhe conversaLlon! uon'L leL lL geL welrd.

How to manage the conversation
We can'L all Lalk aL once. / LeL's Lake Lurns.
We're off Loplc. LeL's focus back on.
We need Lo focus on our Loplc/quesLlon/LexL for Loday.
We can Lalk more abouL LhaL laLer.

How to start
ls everybody ready? We need Lo dlscuss.

How to keep the conversation moving
LeL's sLarL off wlLh.
now leL's dlscuss/Lry.
LeL's move on Lo.

How to share your own ideas
l'd llke Lo see lf.
LeL me show you.
uld you see Lhls.

How to ask for evidence
Could you show me.
Why do you Lhlnk.

How to check for agreement
uo you agree? Why/why noL?
Are Lhere any oLher ldeas/oplnlons?

How to agree the right way
l agree wlLh _____ because.
l Lhlnk LhaL's rlghL because.

How to disagree the right way
l have a dlfferenL ldea.
?ou have a good polnL, buL l Lhlnk.
1haL's noL whaL l Lhlnk. WhaL l Lhlnk ls.

How to correct a misunderstanding
1haL's noL whaL l meanL.
Sorry for Lhe confuslon. WhaL l meanL was.

How to summarize
So, we all Lhlnk LhaL.
We have deLermlned/flgured ouL LhaL.