In this article, a teacher shares her experiences using relevant world events as topics for deep, student-led discussions. She has found the approach engages students and puts them in charge of their learning on the topic. It also builds social emotional skills, such as empathy, and has strengthened her classroom community.
This article offers an inside peek into a student-centered classroom using discussion to build academic understanding of a topic while teaching students the value of civic discourse.
Source Organization: ASCD