Click on the title to get strategies for how to get students to think out loud. The teacher as the producer gets the materials and models how to use the supplies. Here is the big part - it's about organizing oneself to set up the opportunities for students to move to the forefront and own the process of thinking out loud.
By the way - if students do not get it, then they did not learn it. One always has to collect soft and hard data to find out if students got it.