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a quiet HSE class

Hello colleagues, After class this morning, one of my colleagues who had been subbing for a high school equivalency (HSE) class commented that the students in the class were super quiet. This morning's conversation got me thinking about the role of talk in learning, 

Sarah Michaels and Cathy O’Connor, the authors of a useful online resource, explain that recent National Research Council reports emphasize the importance of learners communicating about the academic content they are learning.

Michaels and O'Connor highlight 5 reasons why talk is important in classrooms.

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