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Focused Conversations

Facilitator or participants share examples (videos, transcripts, ideas, anecdotes, learning activities, student work) from own. Allows for the establishment of trust and builds a sense of community (also a facilitation move).

Helps ground theory into daily teaching practice. Encourages discussion. Carefully chosen videos or transcripts allow participants to concretely focus on different teaching strategies or practices.

Works best when a strong sense of community of learners is being developed.