Powerful classroom discussions can help teachers achieve so many goals: increased engagement, deeper understanding of content, the use of evidence to support positions, the development of key interpersonal skills that are so vital to success in today’s world. On the other hand, many teachers report that classroom discussions often fail to live up to their promise.
This high-impact webinar led by Dr. Harvey Silver—the leading expert on instructional strategies—will focus on the how of great classroom discussions. Harvey will show how a strategy called Community CIRCLE, from the award-winning Tools for A Successful School Year, helps all teachers answer some of the most important hows of classroom discussion: How do you create prompts that get the fire started? How do you encourage all students to share? How do you use students’ experiences and prior knowledge to deepen the learning of content? How do you build understanding through collaborative conversation? How do you ensure deep thinking?
This is an ideal webinar for new teachers—and for any teacher looking to get more out of classroom discussions as the new school year begins.