I began this current sequence of blogs by introducing a posting about “Openness to Learning” in which an expert on communication and learning provided insights into how administrators and teachers can optimize student success by engaging in meaningful dialogue. But it isn’t only teachers and administrators who are engaged in this topic. Here are some other “potential” discourse partners who can/will influence student success.
Special Educator/Teacher/Parent/Student Conversations
Teacher/Support Staff Conversations
In an attempt to curate/find relevant files/links for this current series I went back to my ScoopIt site for posts I had curated for my Dialogue and Learning Board: http://www.scoop.it/t/dialogue-and-learning which has over 500 posting starting in 2012. Here is just a brief listing of the types of posts I curated:
Students Voice…what are student’s thinking
Teaching Students to Give and Receive Feedback
Good Talk: Raising Smart Learners Through Rich Conversations
Are there general guidelines for conversation? Do they apply to all partnerships? To all situations? Grice’s Maxims offer a starting place ( https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/dravling/grice.html ) but are they enough?