Examples of what staff decided to do differently, after reading pupil voice about talk in their classrooms.
More pupil voice about the idea of changing talk partners more often.
‘Hands up’ is a very common way of inviting pupil participation in lessons. However, research shows that typically only around 25% of the class raise their hands.
I was thrilled to see the newly-developed promise displayed in every classroom on a return visit to one of my 'talk schools'.
I’ve been working with a group of Manchester teachers to discover how to optimise P4C in the teaching and learning of English. It’s been lovely to hear from pupils and teachers about some really positive experiences.
Year 4 and Year 6 children discussing the advantages of doing P4C.
What children think of changing talk partners more often.
Schools can benefit from implementing a talk agreement, promise, or pledge.
Pupil Voice is an important part of my Talk Audits; here are some recent responses when I asked Key Stage 2 children their opinions about Hands Up…
Seven ways that pupils value P4C.
My provocation at Challenge Partners Conference, Blackpool, October 2016: What is more important: developing curiosity or measurable academic progress?
One 10 year old’s thoughts on P4C.
The effectiveness of children passing on key messages to other children in a successful ‘Eco Peer Educators’ project.