Leading Classroom Discussions

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Leading Classroom Discussions by Mind Map: Leading Classroom Discussions

1. Choosing The Discussion Method

2. Characteristics Of The Discussion Method

3. Planning The Discussion

4. Facilitation / Motivating

5. Student Communication Apprehension

6. Evaluating Your Discussion Skills

7. Advantages: More Heads, More Ideas/ Support Views/ Student Expression

8. Disadvantages: Time, Discussion Skills

9. Experiential Learning: Student's learn best when actively involved in learning/"discover" knowledge through participation

10. Emphasis on Students: Students are the focus/ experiences serve as basis for discussion

11. Critical- Thinking: Students must be competent thinkers/ "right answer" should not be end product, rather inquiring start

12. Questions: Questioning is single most influential teaching practice (what to know & think)/ Question promotes critical thinking/ Bloom's Tax/ Higher order linked to greater achievements/ Probing

13. React: Stifle or enhance discussion process / more support, more motivation

14. Intro : *create *attention *motivate * clarity

15. Body: emphasis is not "what am I going to say?", rather "what questions can I ask that will enable my students to meet the objectives?"

16. Conclusion: *tie entire discussion together * summarize for clarity

17. 1. Structure- Set Knowledge

18. 3. Wait

19. 4. Respond- avoid answering your own question

20. 5. React- reaction will determine the future success or failure of current/ future discussion(s)

21. 2. Solicit- Asking the question

22. Success depends on questions and student's being prepared

23. Discussion prompt challenges students to think beyond text- set knowledge base

24. Unwilling and fearful of sharing knowledge with others

25. Shyness Scale (SS) indicate which students will be highly verbal

26. Helping apprehensive behavior... *vary tasks/ work in small groups/ interpersonal/ be private, personal, provide feedback/ friendly classroom climate/ set ground rules/ engage in get-acquainted exercises

27. Apprehension = Culture

28. 1. Informal Evaluation (Teacher)

29. 2. Informal Evaluation (Student)

30. 3. Video Lesson