In hopes of inspiring higher learning and deeper level thinking, we tried out something called Chalk Time for reading.
One challenge to generating substantive questions and ideas is getting every student’s voice heard. There are lots of reasons for this, such as strong personalities dominating a conversation, a need for space to reflect, or nervousness with speaking in front of others. Chalk Talk is effective because, at its core, it’s an engaging conversation that happens in silence. All voices are honored.