Facilitating Meaningful Discussions in The Virtual or Hybrid Classroom

My latest blog post for NEO is all about encouraging students to participate in purposeful conversations about their learning – a challenging task even in a traditional classroom. As many teachers are currently working with students remotely or in a combination of face-to-face and remote, new complications have arisen when it comes to meaningful peer-to-peer discussions. In my NEO post, there are many resources for teachers that range from building a safe community to concrete methods to encourage all students to take an interest and offer their voices. I hope you will find it helpful.

My previous NEO articles have been:  Top Ed Tech Tools for Differentiation, From Normal to Better: Using What We’ve Learned to Improve EducationApplying Universal Design for Learning in Remote ClassroomsHow Distance Learning Fosters Global CollaborationHow to Use Design Thinking in the Classroom, and How to S.T.E.A.M. Up Distance Learning.

Next month’s post for NEO is, “How to Do More with Less Screen Time,” and I really would love any ideas you can give me for that article in the next two weeks.

A ninth-grade student explains a new algebraic concept to his classmate.
Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action

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