Leading Rigorous Discussions


Deepen student thinking and learning by facilitating great classroom discussions.

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Good classroom discussions increase student thinking by challenging students to test out their ideas, build on those of their peers and craft persuasive arguments. Discussions are an essential tool in the ELA classroom, but good classroom discussions can be hard to pull off.  This online course explores the pivotal role teachers play in preparing for, facilitating and synthesizing student learning in classroom discussions. Through brief lectures, readings and live classroom footage boost your skills in getting students thinking and talking about what they are reading.
This course explores:

  • The ELA standards focused on discussion
  • When to use class discussions
  • How to engage all students
  • How to redirect conversations
  • How to assess student understanding

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