· What strikes us as noteworthy about this scene?
· In a typical class period, how many minutes are a) teachers talking to students, b) students responding to teachers, c) students engaging in meaningful dialogue with each other, or d) students working on their own? Do we ever measure this? Should we?
· Why does student dialogue matter? How does it benefit students? The teacher?
· What makes a discussion genuinely student-led? What strategies support student-led discussion vs. discussion funneled through the teacher?
· How can we configure a classroom to support student-led dialogue?
· What micro-innovations we could try that would make our classes more student-directed?