Establishing a Strong
Culture of Discussion

In both small- and whole-group discussions, our goal is to enable students to reason their way critically and constructively toward a common goal, asking and answering questions of one another and working in an environment of mutual respect. Early in the year, establish clear norms for small- and whole-group discussion. What should it look and sound like? What should each student be doing?

What’s next? Download our free guide to map out how to establish a strong culture of discussion with your students!

Here’s an outline of what you’ll find in this free guide:

1. Establishing a Strong Culture of Discussion Basic Framework
2. Criteria of a Good Discussion

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