Understanding Purposeful Talk with Maria Nichols

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Understanding Purposeful Talk with Maria Nichols

From Heinemann Podcast

Length: 18 mins


Do you ever stop to consider how meaningful your communication is or think about what we say, and why it matters?Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re joined by author Maria Nichols. In her new book “Building Bigger Ideas: A Process for Teaching Purposeful Talk,” Maria drives home the growing importance of purposeful, face-to-face communication. Maria writes that “talk has a purpose – and that purpose is to tackle the unknown… to strategize, to innovate, to problem solve, to construct understanding…”Our conversation began with this question: How is purposeful talk different from normal talk?
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