An example of raising engagement in learning through using power of open questions.
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.
Children continually reflecting on their learning and selecting the right level of challenge.
What a class of Manchester nine year olds decided to talk about in P4C.
A great way to start the day in Early Years - developing early language and reasoning as well as engaging families in their child’s learning.
Pupils immediately speaking in more powerful, articulate sentences as a result of a really simple technique.
Over the past few months I’ve been asking teachers whether they think P4C has changed them.
Children getting out of their seats to vote for a philosophical question.
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.
Pair talk / talk partners is an excellent technique (as long as it’s done properly!)
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…
Questions that children come up with during P4C sessions are always fascinating!
After a term of working with me on Productive Talk, I asked teachers what the impact has been on their classes.
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?
Using prompt cards to raise the level of spoken language as well as written language.
The impact on handwriting, vocabulary, and punctuation when the children are genuinely motivated to write.