When educators provide explicit instruction, guidance, and feedback to students and let them steer the dialogue, students develop essential critical-thinking, problem-solving, and self-directed learning skills. This book details a framework for implementing student-led classroom discussions that improve student learning, motivation, and engagement across all levels and subject areas. The text features tools, tips, and exercises, plus unrehearsed videos of student-led classroom discussions.
Chapter 1: Articulating the Need for Student-Led Discussions
Chapter 2: Establishing a Discussion Framework for Student Success
Chapter 3: Beginning the Journey
Chapter 4: Experimenting With Different Discussion Formats and Strategies
Chapter 5: Using Discussion in Different Content Areas
Chapter 6: Getting to Deep Discourse
Chapter 7: Pulling It All Together: Tools and Tips