At PA, we often engage our students in class discussions, about manners, science, writing, etc. Sometimes, it can get a little exciting, as many of our students have so much great input! Maybe you have the same experience around your dinner table!
This detailed list of classroom discussion strategies has some great ideas for how to get an entire class involved in talking about a given topic or text. These strategies require students to speak up, listen to their peers and can be used prepared before class or use on the fly in the classroom, and many of them get students up and moving. These tactics are great for all ages and can be modified for any classroom group, a family meal or even your next strategic meeting.