>> LYN: First of all, you need to raise their awareness that talk is work for them. Talk
is invisible in a lot of classrooms, so the first thing to do is to get some talk going
and then to say to them, well, was that talk useful and what was difficult about it? What
sort of rules could we put in place that would make sure it was fair? So I think the first
thing to do is to raise awareness of talk for learning, and then to ask the children
to say how they're going to try these discussions, and to keep evaluating how it's gone: Was
that a good discussion? What about it was useful? What shall we do next time to make
it any better? Here is a battery and these are inside the torch, but what is it inside
this battery? Using the cards can the person with a green sticker take the card, please.
Okay, you're the first person to ask the other two the question.
>> STUDENT: Why do you think that, Alice? Why not - why not anything else? Like why
>> STUDENT: Because I think it might be better for the environment, and it's not wasting.
>> LYN: What things about the talk this morning do you think have helped you learn about each
other's opinions, and about the poem, the batteries? What do you think - what good,
what use was it?
>> STUDENT: I think it really helped us build like a friendship and understanding of each
other, because without the talking to each other I think it would be really hard to understand
what other people like.