Discussion offers the opportunity to hear student perspectives and engage in debate and dialogue, but it also presents challenges like encouraging participation among a wide variety of students, ensuring a variety of ideas and points of view are heard, and helping students engage in civil dialogue about difficult topics. Here are some of our favorite resources to help improve the experience and increase learning:
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Balancing Classroom Civility and Free Speech: Lessons from a history classroom. An Essay by UTSA History Professor, Catherine Nolan-Ferrell for AAUP