How classroom discussions can raise academic rigor

01/27/2014 |

Classroom discussions are an important way to teach students to think critically and engage in analysis and problem solving, writes Petra Claflin, manager of digital media for YES Prep Public Schools and a former teacher. In this blog post, she offers four ways to make discussion part of the classroom routine regardless of content area, including having official discussion times, allowing students to take the lead and including writing in the process.

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