Photo: Students in Dialogue

Guide to Creating Engaged Spaces

To create a dialogic classroom, start by talking with your class about the way you want to communicate. You might ask your students what conditions would allow them to fully participate in a conversation about a tough topic.

What will let them disagree respectfully? Or ask a question about a sensitive subject? 

This guide will help you construct agreements, conditions, expectations, and group intentions for an engaged classroom space.

Author(s)

John Sarrouf

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