productive talk

The goal of an MBI unit is for students to work together to develop scientific explanations of natural phenomena. Regardless of the activities chosen by the teachers, if students are not talking, they are not sensemaking. Below you will find a number of resources to use as you facilitate productive sensemaking discussions in your classroom.

Additional Resources

Ambitious Science Teaching (University of Washington)

Talk Science Professional Development (The Inquiry Project)

Responsive Teaching in Science (The Responsive Teaching Project)

STEM Teaching Tools (University of Washington)

Doing and Talking Math and Science (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

General resources

Academic resources