The History of Making Students' Thinking Visible (page 261)

The History of Making Students' Thinking Visible (page 261)
In the 1980s, many provocative studies compared learning and thinking effects between student-led discussions and teacher-led discussions.
Summarizing this literature, Lyons (1996) found that “students who participated in peer-led discussions have a better understanding of text, express themselves in more complex ways, approach text more confidently, write better analytical essays, and are more focused on their reading related tasks.”

Making students' thinking visible is a profound and important aspect of successful teaching. The research on making students’ thinking visible is another way of saying, “Listen to the children.” This kind of teaching takes a dynamic skill set that should be on every teacher’s professional development agenda.

Referenced in The Skillful Teacher, 7th Edition, p.261
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