Whether via classroom discussions, analysis of written text, higher-order questioning, or other strategies, learn and share ways to help students go deeper with their thinking.
- When they don’t shy away from talking about tough topics, students and teachers gain a deeper understanding of important issues—and each other.
- In a forum where students present their learning so that an audience of their peers can question and build on it, everyone learns.
- Students deepen their understanding and build a sense of community by engaging with their peers’ reasoned arguments.
- This quick exercise scaffolds peer critique for elementary students.
- Students learn how to share and listen to opposing beliefs with empathy.