This DEEL Reel is aimed at using the paraphrase as a tool for understanding others in an online environment. I’m not sure about you, but when I get finished with a frustrating conversation with one person and a new person sends me a text, I can read tone into the new text that may not be there. Being able to paraphrase, even in written form is a skill that can greatly help your communication with students, parents, and other teachers.
Much of the paraphrasing skills and concepts used in this post come from our friends at Thinking Collaborative and their work in Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools. Our hope is to spark a little interest in those who have had that training in how to use those skills in an online learning environment.
Click on the slide below to access this DEEL Reel.