Day by Day: Conferring Cycle 3, Day 2

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Conferring Cycle 3: Lifting the Level of Our Conferences

Day 2: Monitoring our language

Challenge: Grab a digital voice recorder before your next round of conferences so you can examine the language you use when you’re conferring with your students. As you play back your conferences, write down frequently used phrases on a sheet of paper.

What phrases do you repeatedly use with your students?

Are your statements undermining their resilience or are they creating a sense of agency?

What can you do to create a greater sense of agency when you confer with the writers in your classroom?

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