Putting the ‘Great’ in Gatsby: Beth Verrilli’s Disciplined Discussion | Teach Like a Champion

Screening video this week, I was reminded of some posts from earlier this year on keeping discussions “disciplined”… that is, “inside the box” and on-topic. They’re, here  here and here in case you missed them, but the idea is that true discussion happens when a group identifies key topics and develops them rigorously and at some depth before jumping on to new topics.  If each new speaker talks about a new idea, it’s not so much a discussion as a bunch of people talking aloud in the classroom. But how do you make focus happen in a discussion, especially if you’re not going to step in and mediate between every speaker?

via Putting the ‘Great’ in Gatsby: Beth Verrilli’s Disciplined Discussion | Teach Like a Champion.

 

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