Truth: I don’t just use classroom discussion sometimes; I use it almost all the time. If we are studying a work of literature, the students are discussing. I use the Harkness discussion method, which means that the students talk while I observe.
Also inspiring my post today is the truth that I love charts. I find them emotionally satisfying.
As a result of the two aforementioned truths, I have created a chart entitled “Why using classroom discussion as the main teaching strategy is beneficial for both my students and for me.” I should probably work on my title.
Do any of the rest of you use Harkness discussion or another student-centered discussion method? What other benefits do you find to be true? What else should I add to my chart?
Have a great week!