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by Harvey F. Silver, R. Thomas Dewing and Matthew J. Perini
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Despite its enormous importance as a teaching and learning strategy, classroom discussion can be quite fragile. On the one hand, it is highly involving; on the other hand, few strategies suffer as much when students refuse to participate. Classroom discussions help students develop new insights and perspectives, yet they can easily be thrown off track. Learning how to conduct an effective classroom discussion is an essential skill for any teacher to master. Circle of Knowledge provides teachers with a strategic framework for planning and conducting discussions that foster student participation and critical thinking.
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