Teaching – How to hold a better class discussion

Now that we are back in-person, many of us are excited to engage in those lively classroom discussions. Could you use a few pointers? The Chronicle article, How to Hold a Better Class Discussion, has many practical tips and suggestions. The article is nicely divided into sections:

  • Why Discussion Matters
  • 7 Strategies to Change the Norms of Class Discussions
  • How to Keep a Discussion on Track
  • Common Challenges: Participation Grades, Bad Answers, and Divisive Topics
  • Resources

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