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Raise Your Voice

Ask anyone that knows me – I am a loud mouth.  I talk, a lot.  I talk to think, I talk to share, I talk to communicate, and I always talk in class (both when I should and when I shouldn’t).  I love class discussions and am always a frequent contributor.  Often I know I can dominate conversation and I frequently have to tell myself to shut up and listen.

As this is so engrained in my nature, I have struggled with ways to reach students that aren’t so ready to participate.  In my recent student teaching experience I ran a Socratic seminar on the Road Less Taken by Robert Frost.  There were a few students that participate very little or not at all.  Following the seminar I spoke with them in a small group and found they had very insightful comments.  I found myself racking my brain to find a way to help these students find a way to share their thoughts.

Solution found!  After reading the article Giving Reluctant Students a Voice I have discovered this adventure into blogging might not just be for me, but for my students too!  It is like a light bulb went off.  I am such a supporter of varying instructional techniques to reach the different kind of learners, why can’t I vary the techniques those learners use to contribute?  For students that are more reluctant for whatever reason to participate in an oral class discussion, a blog is a wonderful alternative.  Although I don’t support the removal of discussion, I do feel that varying response styles to include blogging can help every student find their voice.

Find their voice.  Yes.  I only hope I can help all my students do just that.

Say it, blog it, or sing it…Raise your voice!!

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