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Tips for Fostering Academic Conversations with Jennifer Orr – Easy EdTech Podcast 269

In this episode, fellow ASCD author and educator Jennifer Orr joins me for a deep dive into the art of fostering dynamic academic conversations with students across grade levels. You’ll hear techniques from her book Demystifying Discussion that empower students to co-construct knowledge while using versatile digital tools to enrich collaborative and reflective practices, deepening classroom discussions.

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Tips for Fostering Academic Conversations

  • Give students time to talk.
  • Discussions look similar and different in primary and secondary classrooms.
  • Think about your intention for classroom conversations.
  • Leverage digital tools for reflection.


This episode is sponsored by my new free ebook “10 Ways School Leaders Can Use AI Tomorrow.” It’s completely free, and you can find it by going to ClassTechTips.Com/AILeader. Looking to bring a touch of AI magic into your school? This free ebook unpacks ten ideas you can start using today, tomorrow, or at any point this school year. It includes quick ways to integrate AI into your daily routines, offering a handful of my favorite tips and tricks. You can try them out yourself, then pass along the ones you like the most to your teachers and colleagues. They’ll certainly thank you for it! So head to ClassTechTips.Com/AILeader to grab the free ebook >>


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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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