Contact talks.

a. Observe a teacher having what appears to be a contact talk with a child. What did the teacher do to be available for the talk? Who is doing more talking? What does the child’s demeanor seem to be before and after the talk? How is what you observe similar to or different from what the text says about contact talks?

b. Interview a teacher about contact talks. Explain the term if necessary. What does the teacher believe the place of contact talks should be in the daily program? How and when does the teacher find time for contact talks? How does the teacher’s position agree or disagree with the discussion of contact talks in the text?