Difficult classroom discussions - Shared screen with speaker view
particpating without audio as well
I'd appreciate a recording for this session please
I can hear well
Thanks for the discussion guidelines, nice alternate phrasings to ones I use.
Something I'm thinking about for my own classroom is I'm getting ready to encourage students to research and write on some potentially hot topics (a political issues of their choice specifically). What's the best way to encourage students to take risks knowing the topics might be heated?
They have to take a position - they'll share in workshop and class discussion
Do you recommend a brief of ideas being shared in the class prior to the active course begins or just at the beginning of the class. to send a message to everyone that conflicts are ok and acceptable?
if you have defined class roles, e.g., skeptic, reflector, recorder, they can get practiced in looking at multiple sides of an argument.
Mary Van Doren
I work in a prison eduation program. We sometimes have difficult topics that come up, particularly in Political Science and Speech classes. It's difficult because we aren't the only ones setting the rules -- the Department of Corrections has a host of rules as well. Do you have any suggestions for setting rules in the classroom that may be overridden? I often suggest to my teachers that they guide the conversations back to the academic discussion in these situations.