• Understand the importance of healthy dialogue and the stage of youth development where it is most effective.
• Discover various strategies for engaging students in deliberation.
• Identify several national resources for instructing students in deliberation in and out of the classroom.
The importance of teaching and empowering students to dialogue respectfully with one another and with adults is paramount. In this Spotlight session, experienced educators discuss the need for healthy classroom talk, as will as strategies to weave this skill into your classroom and broader school environment. Highlighted will be resources that school professionals can draw upon while building this practice in their districts.