- Before the discussion
- Setting classroom culture
- Year 5-12
- 5-10 min
Our top five norms for classroom discussion
- One person speaks at a time
- Look at the speaker with body language that shows you’re listening
- Active listening (restate what they said in your own words to clarify)
- Let them finish before you share your perspective
- Gently and quietly remind others if they’re not following norms
Chittleborough, G. D. (2004). The Role of Teaching Models and Chemical Representations in Developing Students’ Mental Models of Chemical Phenomena, Curtin University of Technology. Doctor of Philosophy.
Fletcher, J. (2019). “A Framework for Whole-Class Discussions.” COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
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