Have you ever started the day feeling excited about a math lesson you’ve researched and meticulously planned but ended the day feeling completely clueless about what you actually accomplished?
Let me guess…
You were so confident that you were going to nail the lesson because you:
But by the end of the lesson…
You are tired of spending SO much time prepping lessons only to end up feeling frustrated and uncertain of the outcome.
Imagine what it would feel like when you…
Partner Talk can do that for your students!
When students are comfortable with partner roles, you can:
If we don't have students process, repeat, rehearse, teach, and try it on with each other, they will only “get” a small portion of what we tell them.
Partner Talk gives STUDENTS confidence in their ideas while giving YOU assurance that they are truly learning the material.
Partner Talk allows students to:
Not only will students benefit from Partner Talk, you’ll be able to provide equitable access to content for all students while also gaining a formative assessment opportunity by listening to classroom conversations.
I wasn’t “good” at math as a student. I honestly faked understanding math all the way through high school. That makes my journey to running Empower Consulting, a math professional development consultancy, both unlikely and rewarding at the same time.
I started my career as an elementary school teacher, but once I started teaching after-school math intervention, the “light bulb” really lit up. Number strategies came alive and made sense for the very first time!
Afterwards, I began implementing more teaching methods that would require students to take ownership of their math learning rather than faking their way through like I did.
I’ve seen partner talk transform classrooms from a place where students are bored and disengaged to a place where learners become math teachers who are growing and taking ownership of their math learning.
Now, it is my goal to bring partner talk strategies to as many elementary teachers as possible so that they can get students who talk every day in the classroom and confidently become more proficient at math.
You’ve probably heard of “turn and talk.” That’s the teacher term for kids talking to each other.
You might have even tried it in your classroom.
But it often ends up being another fairly ineffective teaching method to check off your “ideas-to-implement-in-the-classroom” list.
Partner Talk Level One workshop gives you the structures you need to actually make it work in your classroom.
When you sign up for Partner Talk Level One, you’ll get practical step-by-step guidance so that you can start using it in your classroom right away!
This training includes examples of real life experience and is delivered by an expert who has actually TAUGHT the program.
And because I know that your time is valuable, it’s delivered without all the fluff you see in some professional development programs.
“I’m obsessed with all the strategies you give to get ALL students talking and engaged because that is definitely something I struggle with.”
“As a veteran teacher with 35 years in the classroom, I love how there is still so much that can be taken away from PD such as yours.”
“The structured (partner) talk ideas were great. I now have some great ideas for more productive turn-and-talks and ways to elicit the voices of my less engaged mathematicians.”
Partner Talk Level One: Explain
Partner Talk Level One is for teachers who…
For only $24 you’ll get:
Looking for a full-staff solution? Bring Partner Talk to your school district!
A facilitator’s guide is included so your entire department can learn how to implement Partner Talk together.