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1. Title Title of document Balance Competing Demands - Micro-Reflection on Classroom Communication
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Hansun Waring; Teachers College, Columbia University; United States
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Sarah Creider; New York University;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics; Education
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) classroom communication; teacher communication; student communication; classroom interaction; reflection in teaching
 
5. Subject Subject classification Teaching
 
6. Description Abstract The classroom is an environment replete with competing demands: the drive to promote participation, for example, may compete with the necessity of order, the mandate to evaluate, or the very essential goal of ensuring learning. Using a great variety of transcripts from actual classroom interaction that capture a full range of interactional details, this chapter takes the readers through a four-stage process of developing an ability to engage in micro-reflection on balancing competing demands. (1) What we do offers a guided reading to help teachers become sensitized to the multiple demands that plague classroom communication and to show how a delicate balance may be achieved via such practices as embedding conversation in IRF (Initiation-Response-Feedback), assimilating learner voice, alluding to the institutional frame, and finally, deploying a multimodal solution.(2) What we use leads the readers through a forensic examination of the specific features of talk, gesture, and environment drawn upon to enable the aforementioned practices. (3) What we notice offers a series of exercises that invite the readers to identify practices and their enabling features in another set of transcripts and in their own teaching. (4) What we practice provides a list of practical tasks for the readers to complete both during their teaching and as they consider recordings and observations of their own and others’ teaching with a focus on the practices and enabling features that balance competing demands.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Jan-2021
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/35455
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.35455
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Micro-Reflection on Classroom Communication
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd