Day by Day: Conferring Cycle 3, Day 7

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Conferring Cycle 3: Lifting the Level of Our Conferences

Day 7: Listen more

Challenge: Research a little longer for the next few days when you confer with your students. Linger with them and let them talk just a bit more than you normally would. Listen carefully to what they say so you can connect with them on a personal level and on a writerly level.

What did you learn about one of your students today by listening to what they had to say during your conferences?

How can you listen to your students in conferences a little longer so that you can understand what’s working for them and what’s important to them, while still maintaining an efficient conferring schedule?

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