Lessons from Mr. Larson: An Inductive Model of Teaching for Orchestrating Discourse

  • Lessons from Mr. Larson: An Inductive Model of Teaching for Orchestrating Discourse

    Mary Truxaw, Thomas DeFranco
    One teacher's orchestration of classroom discourse led to the development of an inductive model of teaching. In particular, this teacher’s strategic use of verbal assessment helped students generate mathematical understanding. An example of the model is discussed. Sample classroom discussions are provided that revolve around summing reciprocals of the factors of 28.