Discussion Facilitation – Inclusive Teaching

Discussion Facilitation

A successful discussion invites students to participate fully. Since students possess a variety of experiences, beliefs, understanding, and biases largely unknown to the instructor, the prospect of facilitating a discussion can be daunting. The guides in this section demystify discussions by helping instructors to prepare the classroom for productive engagement and to employ charged moments as opportunities to inquire and learn.

This resource guide provides an overview of dialogic techniques to integrate with one's instructional strategies and course content. Read more
This resource guide aims to provide instructors with both an overview of race, including its construction and historical context as Read more
This resource offers samples of inclusive discussion guidelines. Setting up expectations for discussion with your students at the beginning of Read more
This short document from the Commission for Social Justice Educators gives a concise description of strategies of multipartiality in discussion Read more
This resource guide provides strategies for responding to “hot moments”: the sudden eruption of tension and conflict in classroom discussion. Read more
This resource guide is an inventory of 54 concrete strategies for building an inclusive class. Read more
This page introduces the Jigsaw method and describes how to use this method in classroom activities. Read more
This resource is designed to help instructors manage the challenges of difficult classroom dialogue, specifically the way some students block Read more
This resource details five general practices for building inclusivity in the classroom. Read more
These 14 types of questions model the kinds of questions a discussion facilitator might ask students in order to prompt Read more
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