5 Reasons Why You Should Always Make Time for Class Discussions

14 Oct 2016 | Class Management, Learning

Classroom discussions can play a valuable role in teaching. Creating an effective discussion might take a lot of preparation, but with an interesting topic and high participation level, a great discussion can leave an impression of a lifetime to the students.

Here are the 5 top reasons why class discussion is important:

1. Create variation to your class.

Discussion is interactive; – hopefully – it is at least less boring that doing worksheets or taking notes.

2. Practice to express opinion.

It is a great practice to express opinion appropriately. We all have opinion, but some people know how to express and put it the right way without insisting on it or offending people at the same time.

3. Boost students’ confidence.

Class discussion increases the students’ confidence to speak in public. If done right, this activity will give voice to the quiet ones, and build their confidence to be heard.

4. Understand about different point of views.

It can be an introductory activity to see and realize that others may have a different point of view. In their developing minds, students often get lost in their own thoughts and opinion that they don’t realize others have different way of thinking.

5. Gain knowledge of your own class.

Discussion will also give the teacher a sense of how far the students have understood the concept. In addition, it is a great time to straighten any misunderstanding or misperception, if there is any.

Want to start applying class discussions but not sure where to start?

Here are a few simple tips to get you started:

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