As Kenny Bania would say.....On Friday Ms. Pacheco's kids were diligently working on a geography assignment I gave them and all of a sudden Ms. Pacheco's yells out, "Oh, my god!" No, it wasn't because Joel Klein or Lucy Calkins came into the classroom. It was because she discovered a picture from her childhood (Farmacia Santos) in a Puerto Rican slideshow. This opened the floodgates into a discussion that I taped that brought into it every imaginable aspect of accountable talk.
Here's a relink to a posting from 8/30 with the slide show that Ms. Pacheco watched