Class Discussion Strategies

From the Cult of Pedagogy blog, “The Big List of  Class Discussion Strategies” circulated  widely last fall, but it has resurfaced in recent days because it presents as a strong collection of ideas for framing class discussions. Note that it  includes Think-Pair-Share as a strategy, which in the context of EMU’s First-year Writing Program is  introduced as Write-Pair-Share. The list of discussion would also do well to include Crumple Toss, the practice of brief fast-writes which are then balled up and tossed into the center of the room. Next students retrieve one and share from it, which each item shared serving as genesis for addressing questions, deepening  observations or responses, reinforcing concepts pertinent to a particular lesson or project  setup.