I'm doing a series of short posts during the holiday break.
I’ve decided my favorite sound in school is that of students talking about what they've learned or what they're learning.
Sometimes it’s just them retelling something, but it also might be them expressing an opinion or an explanation of something they discovered. For all that is said about assessment and data, there’s something undeniably powerful in just listening to a learner speaking confidently about the lesson material.
I've heard this recently in "podcast" projects and Socratic Seminars. Here are a couple links.
- How we do "podcast" audio recording projects at our school
- A good post from John Spencer about Socratic Seminars