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The Discussion Book by Stephen Preskill, Stephen D. Brookfield

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User Guide

Top Ten Techniques to Get Discussion Going with New Groups

  • Circle of Voices
  • Chalk Talk
  • Participation Rubric
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Today's Meet
  • Appreciative Pause
  • Single Word Sum-Ups
  • Setting Ground Rules
  • The Three-Person Rule
  • Quick Writes

Top Ten Techniques to Promote Good Questioning

  • Strategic Questioning
  • Open-ended Questions
  • Nominating Questions
  • If You Could Only Ask One Question
  • On-the-Spot Questions
  • What Do You Think?
  • Clearness Committee
  • Team Modeling
  • Question Brainstorm
  • Narrative Listening and Questioning

Top Ten Techniques to Foster Active Listening

  • Circular Response
  • Critical Conversation Protocol
  • What Are You Hearing?
  • Understanding Check
  • Stand Where You Stand
  • Clearness Committee
  • Team Modeling
  • Circle of Voices
  • Narrative Listening ...

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