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Alternative Discussion Formats
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Formal debates and question-and-answer discussions are great, but these alternative discussion formats ...

Formal debates and question-and-answer discussions are great, but these alternative discussion formats will liven up your classroom and get students really thinking.

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Arts and Humanities
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Kathryn Walbert
Alternative Discussion Formats: A Public Relations Campaign
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By creating a PR campaign for a historical or literary figure, students ...

By creating a PR campaign for a historical or literary figure, students can practice a wide range of thinking skills.

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Arts and Humanities
Public Relations
World History
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Kathryn Walbert
Alternative Discussion Formats: History and Literature on Trial
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Putting historical or literary figures on trial makes a lively and challenging ...

Putting historical or literary figures on trial makes a lively and challenging alternative to a class debate.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
World History
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Kathryn Walbert
Alternative Discussion Formats: Monuments and Memorials
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Creating monuments or memorials for historical and literary figures encourages students to ...

Creating monuments or memorials for historical and literary figures encourages students to think creatively and provides a lively structure for an in-class discussion.

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Arts and Humanities
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Kathryn Walbert
Alternative Discussion Formats: Museum Exhibit Design
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Designing museum exhibits encourages students to think creatively and to use a ...

Designing museum exhibits encourages students to think creatively and to use a wide range of thinking skills.

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Arts and Humanities
World History
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Kathryn Walbert
Alternative Discussion Formats: The Talk Show
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The talk show is a format with which students are already familiar, ...

The talk show is a format with which students are already familiar, and it provides the structure for a great discussion.

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Arts and Humanities
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Kathryn Walbert
Caucusing In the Middle School Classroom
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Caucusing enables students to practice the elements of responsible citizenship, including persuasive ...

Caucusing enables students to practice the elements of responsible citizenship, including persuasive writing and speaking.

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Arts and Humanities
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Pamela Myrick
Sharon Pearson
Conducting effective online discussions
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Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/fhEFBn from the Learning ...

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/fhEFBn from the Learning to Teach Online project website.Discussions are an important component of many forms of online student interaction. For students to benefit from an online discussion, it is important for teachers to generate relevant topics, effectively moderate student activity and participate regularly. This episode will highlight several strategies to help you manage online discussions more effectively, and make them more beneficial for your students.

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Business and Communication
Mathematics and Statistics
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Social Sciences
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University of New South Wales COFA Online
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Learning to Teach Online
Author:
Karin Watson
Simon McIntyre
Conversational Phrases and Terms
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This webpage provides over 20 basic conversational phrases and terms, all of ...

This webpage provides over 20 basic conversational phrases and terms, all of which are used in most everyday discussions across the Arabic-speaking world. The terms and phrases are presented in transliterated form with English translation; no Arabic script is used.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
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Debates In the Middle School Classroom
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A plan for staging a debate, including choosing a topic, "debate do's," ...

A plan for staging a debate, including choosing a topic, "debate do's," and assessment.

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Arts and Humanities
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Pamela Myrick
Sharon Pearson
FLTEACH listserv
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This listserv is provided by the Foreign Language Teaching Forum and is ...

This listserv is provided by the Foreign Language Teaching Forum and is an integrated service for foreign language teachers, dedicated to encouraging communication, sharing, and collaboration at all levels. The broad discussion topic is foreign language teaching methods for any level of instruction in all languages. Students in teacher training programs, teachers both new and experienced, administrators, and other professionals interested in any aspect of foreign language teaching are invited to participate in discussions. Messages are sent via email and are also archived in a searchable database. The website is hosted by the State University of New York College at Cortland.

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How to Conduct a Meeting in an Intercultural Setting
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This module offers a version of the Harvard Negotiating Process suitable for ...

This module offers a version of the Harvard Negotiating Process suitable for conducting village meetings and intercultural discussions about engineering projects in student outreach programs such as Engineers without Borders.

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Rice University
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Author:
Linda Driskill
The Secret Treasures of Hans Wehr
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This site's purpose is to demonstrate to Arabic learners the huge quantity ...

This site's purpose is to demonstrate to Arabic learners the huge quantity of remarkable classical Arabic words from the Hans Wher Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic. The site allows users to submit entries and groups them into sub topics such as various dialects, weights and measures, "super crazy entries," and many others. Entries are written in Arabic with short vowels and accompanied by their definitions as well as a translation. Users can comment and have discussions about each entry.

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Smashing the Iron Rice Bowl: Chinese East Asia, Fall 2004
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Examines the experiences of ordinary Chinese people as they lived through tumultous ...

Examines the experiences of ordinary Chinese people as they lived through tumultous change in the twentieth-century. Class discussion focuses on personal memoirs and films. Includes comparisons of the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. 21F.991 is for students pursuing a minor in Chinese; students complete assignments in Chinese.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Social Sciences
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Assessments
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Perdue, Peter C.