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PD Faciliation Moves


Facilitation moves are what facilitators say to shape, sharpen, and focus teacher learning in the context of PD. Megan Webster


Not only do we need to make great choices about what to do with teachers in the context of PD, we also need to orchestrate the work in a way which allows teachers to learn from all of the activities we have planned. The following list outlines a series of facilitation moves that help expert PD leaders achieve their goals. Note that sometimes a single move can achieve a variety of purposes: for example, leaving wait time offers participants extra time to develop their thinking, it positions teachers competently by suggesting they can figure it out on their own, and it subtly encourage teachers to defend and expand their thinking.




For a more comprehensive list of facilitation strategies, look here.