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4 Ways to Make Classroom Participation More Inclusive

When students feel seen and heard, engagement goes up. These simple strategies help teachers make classroom discussions more equitable for all.

March 31, 2023

To dig deeper on the research cited in this video, check out the links below:

Discover more participation strategies from Edutopia with Hoa P. Nyugen’s article “How to Open Class Participation to Everyone,” John McCarthy’s article “Extending the Silence,” and Maurice Elias’s article “Who Do You Call On? Rooting Out Implicit Bias.” Learn more about the tips with Edutopia’s videos on participation cards, equity sticks, thumbs-up responses, and tactical pauses.

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