The Literacy Connection. Debbie said so many smart things today as we watched her work with children and took time to debrief her work with us. I find myself reflecting about the number of times Debbie refers to the act of thinking and phrases she uses to encourage students to think.
-My thinking now...
-Now when we think about that...
-Oh, think out loud.
-Who has something different with their thinking?
-Does someone have something to add to what we are thinking about?
-That was thinking.
-What were you thinking?
-Thinking about what we already know?
Here's a perfect example of being intentional. "I want you to talk like this, I use to think and now I'm thinking..." I can't wait to think more with Debbie Miller tomorrow.